Stanford tennis players earn ITA All-Academic honors


Five members of the 2014-15 Stanford women's tennis team and six on the men's squad have been honored as ITA All-Academic Team honorees.

For the women, Caroline Doyle, Krista Hardebeck, Lindsey Kostas, Ellen Tsay and Carol Zhao were selected as ITA Scholar-Athletes.

For the men, David Hsu, John Morrissey, Maciek Romanowicz, Robert Stineman, Trey Strobel and Anthony Tsodikov were named.

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: (1) be a varsity letterwinner, (2) have a GPA of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and (3) have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).

Boasting an overall team GPA of 3.74, Stanford was also honored with an ITA All-Academic Team award, open to any program that has a cumulative team GPA of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2012 and spring 2013).

Women's basketball

Incoming freshman forward Alanna Smith and Australia have swept their way through group play at the FIBA U19 Women's World Championship in Chekhov, Russia and will begin the Round of 16 against Mali on Wednesday.

Australia's Under-19 Gems squad opened up the tournament with three convincing wins over Serbia (105-62), Brazil (62-48) and South Korea (87-38) to top Group D and set up tomorrow's meeting with Mali, the fourth-place finisher from Group C. All teams in Russia qualify for the Round of 16, from which winners will advance to the quarterfinals while losers play classification games from places 9-16. All teams compete until the last day of the championship.

Smith leads her country in scoring, averaging 12.3 points in 20.2 minutes per game. She is also contributing 5.0 rebounds and team-highs in both steals (2.7) and blocks (2.3). The 6-foot-3 post started the week with 18 points, six rebounds, four assists, three steals and four blocks in the win over Serbia and backed that up with 12 points, six rebounds, four steals and three blocks against Brazil. Smith scored seven and added three boards in Tuesday's blowout of South Korea.

Men's soccer

Former Stanford men's soccer student-athlete and current Seattle Sounders FC defender Chad Marshall was named to the 22-man roster that will take on Tottenham Hotspur in the 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Game the league announced.

The 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Game takes place on Wednesday, July 29 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. (6 p.m. PT/FOX Sports 1).

It's the second consecutive All-Star selection and fourth overall for Marshall after earning trips in 2009, 2010 and 2014. Now in his second season with Seattle, the 2014 MLS Defender of the Year has appeared in 17 games, logging 1,449 minutes and helping the club to a 0.95 goals-against-average this season (second in MLS). Marshall played for the Columbus Crew from 2004-13.

Marshall played two seasons on The Farm, starting 39 of his 40 appearances, including the 2002 NCAA Men's College Cup final, and collected eight points on three goals and two assists. He was an All-Pac 10 First Team selection and also earned a spot on the NSCAA All-Far West Region Second Team as a sophomore in 2003.

Marshall had a strong debut campaign in 2002, earning Soccer America Freshman of the Year and All-Pac 10 Second Team honors. He scored two dramatic, game-winning overtime goals in the NCAA Tournament, helping the Cardinal to a pair of 2-1 victories over Furman in the third round and Creighton in the NCAA College Cup semifinals.

— Stanford Athletics

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