CLEMSON, S.C. – Four women’s tennis players were named to the 2015 All-ACC Academic team as announced on Wednesday by the Atlantic Coast Conference. For the second year in a row, Clemson and Miami tied for most selections with four honorees apiece. Seniors Beatrice Gumulya and Romy Koelzer were named to the All-ACC Academic team for the second consecutive year while Joana Eidukonyte and Tristen Dewar were honored for the first time.
Koelzer, a First-Team All-ACC selection, graduated in May with a degree in communication studies. She finished the 2015 season ranked 44th in the nation in singles and was a recipient of the Weaver-James-Corrigan postgraduate scholarship. Gumulya, a Second-Team All-ACC selection on the court and a May graduate in parks, recreation tourism management, earns her second career All-ACC Academic team honor. Gumulya finished the year ranked No. 57 in singles, while she and partner Jessy Rompies, both Doubles All-Americans in 2015, finished the season ranked fourth nationally in doubles.
Eidukonyte, a First-Team All-ACC selection, finished the year ranked 16th in the ITA poll in singles. The parks, recreation, tourism major was also named an All-American after finishing 37-7 on the season. Dewar received her first All-ACC Academic Team nod after a successful academic year in communication studies. Dewar was 17-15 in singles 13-13 in doubles play in 2014-15.
The women’s tennis program had a successful year both in the classroom and on the courts, as the Tigers recorded the highest GPA of all Clemson athletic programs while in season in the spring of 2015 and also set the highest GPA for the women’s tennis program since 2005, all while advancing to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
About the AwardTo be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student athlete must have earned a 3.00 GPA for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.
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