Women's Tennis Earns NCAA Public Recognition Award
Friday, April 27, 2007

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2006-07 Public Recognition Awards

Centenary was one of four
Mid-Con schools to earn
such an achievement

SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Centenary women’s tennis team was honored with an NCAA public recognition award, announced by the national office Thursday.

Recognizing the women’s tennis team for their latest Academic Progress Report (APR) score, the Ladies join more than 800 NCAA Division I sports teams from 217 member institutions. To achieve such an honor, high-performing teams had to post an APR score ranging from 975 to a perfect 1,000.

Earning such a high academic achievement, Centenary head coach Larry Jacobs says his current group of players are very special.

"They just work so hard on-and-off the court. They listen and are easy to coach," Jacobs said. "I honestly cannot ask for a better group of players and it’s probably the best group of players I’ve coached in 10 years."

Included in the current women’s tennis squad are three members -- Kristina Collins, Christine Majchrowitcz, Versha Sharma -- who were named to the Academic All-Mid-Con team last spring.

Of the 839 teams receiving awards for their latest academic performance, 366 are men’s and mixed teams, while 473 are women’s teams. The men’s sports with the highest number of teams receiving public recognition awards were golf (51), cross country (49) and tennis (40). The women’s sports with the highest number of teams receiving awards were tennis (64), volleyball (54) and golf (52).

The Centenary women’s tennis team was one of four Mid-Continent Conference member institution to receive public recognition awards. Joining the Ladies were IUPUI, Southern Utah and Valparaiso.

Multi-year APR scores for all 6,110 Division I sports teams, including the teams receiving public recognition awards, will be announced May 2.