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Stanford tennis players earn ITA All-America honors

 

The Stanford women's tennis team had four players honored, in singles and doubles, on the 2015 ITA Division I All-American Team that was released Thursday.

Sophomore Carol Zhao led the way by being named in both singles and doubles. Senior Ellen Tsay and sophomores Caroline Doyle and Taylor Davidson all were named in doubles.

To earn All-America honors in singles, a player must be a top-16 seed, reach the Round of 16 at the NCAA Championships or finish in the Top 20 of the final Oracle/ITA National Singles Rankings.

In doubles, players must be a top-eight seed in the NCAA Doubles Championships, reach the quarterfinals at the NCAA finals or finish among the top 10 in the final national rankings.

Only one other school had more selections than Stanford, that being UCLA with five. Cal also had four. No other school had more than three.

For the men, Stanford seniors John Morrissey and Robert Stineman were named All-Americans in doubles.

In other tennis news, both Cardinal teams were honored with multiple selections to their respective 2015 Pac-12 All-Academic teams on Wednesday.

To be eligible for selection to the Pac-12 All-Academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor. Freshmen are not eligible for consideration.

The men's team was represented with seven honorees. Morrissey, Stineman and Trey Strobel earned spots on the first team. Maciek Romanowicz and Anthony Tsodikov were named to the second team. Yale Goldberg and Nolan Paige were recognized among the honorable mention picks.

Six members of the women's team earned accolades, led by Krista Hardebeck, Lindsey Kostas and Tsay tabbed to the first team. Doyle and Zhao were featured on the second team while Davidson was an honorable mention choice.

Men's golf

Five Stanford players received scholastic honors Wednesday from the Pac-12 Conference.

The Pac-12 All-Academic team included Dominick Francks, Maverick McNealy, David Boote, Patrick Grimes and Viraat Badhwar.

Francks was a first-team selection, with McNealy finding a spot on the second team. Boote, Grimes and Badhwar received honorable mention.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and participate in at least half of their team's scheduled regular season events.

Each of Stanford's five eligible upperclassmen received the distinction.

Women's golf

One week after claiming its first NCAA title, Stanford placed five student-athletes on the Pac-12 Conference All-Academic team.

The honorable mention honorees included Casey Danielson, Quirine Eijkenboom, Lauren Kim, Mariah Stackhouse and Mariko Tumangan.

Each of Stanford's five eligible upperclassmen received the distinction.

Sailing

Stanford ended its lengthy stay on the East Coast for the ICSA Sailing National Championships today with an 11th-place finish at the Gill Coed Nationals on Thursday.

The Cardinal was unable to maintain its momentum from the semifinals, where it finished second to top-ranked Yale, the eventual champion. Stanford finished the coed finals with 344 points over 18 total races.

Seniors Kieran Chung and Haley Kirk went the distance in the A-division, capping impressive Cardinal careers. With a 144-point total, the familiar duo finished eighth in the division.

Antoine Screve and John Cannistraro featured briefly for Stanford's B-squad, but senior Hans Henken and sophomore crew Nikki Obel sailed the final 14 races.The Cardinal B-unit racked up 185 points, good for 12th place in the division.

Stanford began its trip to Rhode Island with a ninth-place finish in the women's division, followed by a third-place showing in team racing.

Softball

Stanford student-athletes accumulated eight Pac-12 All-Academic honors, including a conference-best five members on the first and second teams, as announced by the Pac-12 Thursday.

Kayla Bonstrom was named to the first team, while Lauren Bertoy, Bessie Noll, Kaitlin Schaberg and Kylie Sorenson were second-team selections. Erin Ashby, Madi Schreyer and Tylyn Wells each earned honorable mention recognition.

The Cardinal's eight honors ties Washington for the most in the conference. Stanford earned a conference-best five representatives on the first and second teams.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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