April 24, 2012
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State women’s tennis placed three student-athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 first and second teams in an announcement by the league office on Tuesday afternoon. The three to earn the citation were senior Petra Chuda and sophomore Petra Niedermayerova on the first team and junior Carmen Borau Ramos on the second team.
Chuda earned her third career first team citation and is a finance major. The native of Sokolnice, Czech Republic owns 38 career singles wins and has tallied 46 career doubles victories including nine this season. Chuda’s sister, Kathy, was also a three-time Academic All-Big 12 first team selection from 2000-02.
Niedermayerova garnered her first career Academic All-Big 12 first team honor. The sophomore from Brno, Czech Republic is an economics major who boasts a 3.94 grade point average. Niedermayerova is the reigning Big 12 Player of the Year and owns a 22-11 record this season and a number 27 in the Campbell/ITA national singles rankings. At the conclusion of the 2011 season, Niedermayerova was named a 2011 ITA Scholar-Athlete. Within the economics department, Niedermayerova has been highly decorated, as she was the recipient of the Dudley Williams Sophomore Book Prize, awarded annually to two outstanding sophomores by the Beta of Kansas Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and the Duane L. and Leslee K. Cantrell Scholarship, based on outstanding academic performance & service to the economics department at K-State.
Borau Ramos garnered her second career second team honor and is a civil engineering major. The third-year product of Jaca, Spain, is a career-best 11-14 this season including a career-high 6-2 record in Big 12 matches. In doubles action, Borau Ramos is tied for the team lead with 15 doubles wins on the season. During K-State’s current three-match winning streak, Borau Ramos has put the finishing touches on all three of the wins by registering the match-clinching singles victory.
In the history of the Big 12, K-State has had 19 student-athletes earn 37 first team selections and seven student-athletes earn nine second team citations.
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 enters the 2012 Big 12 Women’s Tennis Championships as a number six seed and will face number three seed Texas A&M in the quarterfinals on Friday in College Station, Texas at 3 p.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, @kstate_gameday.