Wildcats Place Three on Academic All-Big 12 Teams

Petra Chuda

April 26, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State has begun to see the honors come in for one of the best women’s tennis seasons in school history, as three student-athletes were selected to the Academic All-Big 12 first and second teams on Tuesday afternoon. The three to earn the citation were juniors Petra Chuda and Nina Sertic and sophomore Carmen Borau Ramos.

Chuda earned her second career first team citation and is a management major. The native of Sokolnice, Czech Republic owns an 11-14 record and is 7-8 this spring. Chuda’s sister, Kathy, was a three-time Academic All-Big 12 first team selection from 2000-02.

Sertic also received her second career citation with a second team honor and is a business administration major. The third-year player from Zagrab, Croatia owns a career-best record this season of 14-14, while she tied her career-high for wins in Big 12 play with four. Sertic is tied for the team lead in doubles victories this season with 18.

Borau Ramos garnered her first career second team honor and is a civil engineering major. The second-year product of Jaca, Spain, is 9-15 this season and 4-6 in Big 12 play. Borau Ramos put the finishing touches on one of K-State’s top wins this season, as she tallied a three-set win over Abby Stainback of Baylor at number six singles.

In the history of the Big 12, K-State has had 18 student-athletes earn 35 first team selections and seven student-athletes earn eight second team citations. Overall as an athletic department, Kansas State currently holds the No. 1 all-sports graduation rate in the Big 12, an honor it has staked claim to in each of the past four years.

Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services, the women’s tennis academic all-league team consisted of 37 first team members and eight on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of her team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.

Kansas State will face Sunflower State rival Kansas in the first round of the 2011 Big 12 Women’s Tennis Championships in Waco, Texas. K-State will face the Jayhawks in one of the first two matches of the day on Thursday, April 28 at 10 a.m. Live results will be available at www.kstatesports.com and at www.big12sports.com. Also updates will be provided on the K-State Athletics Twitter account, @kstatesports.