STARKVILLE, Miss. – After making strides on the court this past season, the Mississippi State women’s tennis squad shattered records in the classroom, achieving the highest grade point average in team history with a 3.78. The record GPA is also the highest ever recorded for any women’s sport at State and the highest of any sport on the MSU campus this spring.
All seven scholarship student-athletes earned a 3.25 or better, with six of the seven landing on either the President’s or Dean’s Scholar lists. Three Lady Bulldogs earned perfect 4.00’s, as junior Rosie Dion, sophomore Naomi Tran and freshman Lien Van Geel led the way in the classroom. Junior Sasha Perper picked up a 3.81, also receiving President’s Scholar honors.
Earning Dean’s Scholar honors were Sarai Flores and Georgiana Patrasc, who both earned above a 3.50 GPA.
“I am very proud of the way our girls have performed in the classroom this year,” head coach Daryl Greenan said. “The GPA they have earned is a testament to their intelligence and discipline in their studies.”
On the court, the Bulldogs made considerable strides, as head coach Daryl Greenan’s program earned its first national ranking since 2012. The Lady Bulldogs also posted a pair of SEC wins and snapped an eight-match skid in the SEC Championship, as they defeated top 60-ranked Missouri in opening-round action.
Individually, the Lady Bulldogs had one singles player and one doubles team finish in the final ITA rankings. True freshman Patrasc finished at No. 109 in the singles rankings, while the MSU duo of Perper and Tran capped their season as the 65th-ranked doubles squad.
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