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2012 Women’s Tennis All-Americans Announced

May 20, 2012
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By Jake Knabel, NAIA Communications & Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2012 Women's Tennis All-Americans. Players were selected by the All-America committee. The list of honorees includes 16 student-athletes on each of the first and second teams, plus 22 honorable mentions.

National champion Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) and semifinalist Fresno Pacific (Calif.) tied for the most All-Americans with four apiece. The Warhawks boasted a trio of First Team selections – Ana Veselinovic, Jade Curtis and Tiffany William – to top all schools. Veselinovic and Curtis also took first team honors last season after Auburn Montgomery won the 2011 national title. Veselinovic earned the Marvin P. Richmond Outstanding Player award at the conclusion of Saturday’s title match.

Other repeat First Team All-Americans include Azusa Pacific’s (Calif.) Natalie McNall, Embry-Riddle’s (Fla.) Yi Ching Chen, Fresno Pacific’s Marie Boura, Lindsey Wilson’s (Ky.) Trina Slapeka, Oklahoma Christian’s Hermon Brhane and Lucie Sipkova and Vanguard’s (Calif.) Gabriella Bergmanova.

All-Americans by class:
Senior: 15
Junior: 5
Sophomore: 8
Freshman: 4


First Team
Name School Class Hometown
Ana Veselinovic Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) Sr. Herceg-Novi, Montenegro
Jade Curtis Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) So. Saltash, England
Tiffany William Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) Fr. London, England
Natalie McNall Azusa Pacific (Calif.) Sr. Pasadena, Calif.
Lyn See Choo Brenau (Ga.) Sr. Malaysia
Bettina Radke Concordia (Calif.) Sr. Herzberg am Harz, Germany
Jordan Kimura Concordia (Calif.) Sr. Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Yi Ching Chen Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Sr. Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Rocio Frej Vitalle Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Sr. Zaragoza, Spain
Marie Boura Fresno Pacific (Calif.) Jr. Vendome, France
Katarena Paliivets Fresno Pacific (Calif.) Fr. Miami, Fla.
Dominika Jasova Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) So. Kosice, Slovakia
Trina Slapeka Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) Sr. Jurmala, Latvia
Hermon Brhane Oklahoma Christian So. Dreieich, Germany
Lucie Sipkova Oklahoma Christian So. Pardubice, Czech Republic
Candice Laurent Shorter (Ga.) Sr. Villeneuve Loubet, France
Gabriella Bergmanova Vanguard (Calif.) Sr. Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
       
Second Team
Name School Class Hometown
Morgane Zowczak Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) Jr. Yutz, France
Leah Hoffee Azusa Pacific (Calif.) Sr. Tualatin, Ore.
Emily Harris Azusa Pacific (Calif.) So. Scottsdale, Ariz.
Ekaterina Kamendova Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Sr. Moscow, Russia
Yumiko Justin Fresno Pacific (Calif.) Sr. Noumea, New Caledonia
Erika Januskova Fresno Pacific (Calif.) Jr. Ottawa, Canada
Rachael Heiniger Indiana Wesleyan So. Munster, Ind.
Dorothy Chong Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Jr. Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Paola Costa Oklahoma Baptist Sr. Brasilia, Brazil
Theresa Schmaus SCAD Savannah (Ga.) So. Morbach, Germany
Masha Andrianova Southern Nazarene (Okla.) Fr. Yarolsavl, Russia
Germania Bedon Taylor (Ind.) Sr. Ibarra, Ecuador
Maja Vuzem William Carey (Miss.) Jr. Kornwestheim, Germany
Carola Orna William Carey (Miss.) Fr. Verona, Italy
Kourtney Howell Xavier (La.) So. Cypress, Texas
       
Honorable Mention
Name School    
Kveta Hajkova Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)    
Katie Malotte Bethel (Kan.)    
Megan Charity Campbellsville (Ky.)    
Neesha Thirumalaichelvam Cumberlands (Ky.)    
Denisse Favela Davenport (Mich.)    
Diana Favela Davenport (Mich.)    
Kristina Marova Embry-Riddle (Fla.)    
Josefine Strom Embry-Riddle (Fla.)    
Amy Grossklag Evangel (Mo.)    
Anna Mikhaylova Fresno Pacific (Calif.)    
Andrea Meyering Indiana Wesleyan    
Diana Gerlakh Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)    
Slavica Milanovic Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)    
Laura Vergara Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)    
Paloma Cortina Martin Methodist (Tenn.)    
Elanqua Griffin Missouri Valley    
Frankie Eszes Northwestern (Iowa)    
Marta Contel Miranzo Oklahoma Christian    
Andreea Constantinescu Oklahoma Christian    
Maryfer Abreu Roman Oklahoma Christian    
Gabriela Carrilo Oklahoma Christian    
Magdalena Bresson SCAD Savannah (Ga.)