June 6, 2012
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Senior Elisabeth Fournier was named to the 2012 Pac-12 All-Academic Women's Tennis First Team, conference commissioner Larry Scott announced Wednesday. Three other Cougars, juniors Ksenia Googe, Andjela Kankaras and Liudmila Vasilieva, received honorable mention honors.
A native of Ottawa, Canada, Fournier posted a 3.85 grade point average while majoring in economic sciences. Fournier ended her career at WSU last month, one which saw her twice break the single-season wins mark (31 as a sophomore, 33 this season), as the Cougars' all-time singles victories leader with 108. She has been a first team conference All-Academic selection each of the past three seasons.
Googe (Sochi, Russia) carries a 3.19 GPA and Kankaras (Niksic, Montenegro) a 3.48 GPA. Both are majoring in Hospitality Business Management. This past season Googe recorded 28 victories, a career-best, while Kankaras also posted a career-best 24 wins while serving as team captain. Both student-athletes repeated as All-Academic honorable mention recipients.
Vasilieva (Yekaterinburg, Russia) maintains a 3.09 GPA as a finance major. This past season she led WSU to the NCAA Championship by posting a 32-9 singles record while also reaching the NCAA Singles Championship for the second time in her career.
To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and be a starter or significant contributor.