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Julie Coin Nominated For 2004 Collegiate Women Sports Award For Tennis

Julie Coin Nominated For 2004 Collegiate Women Sports Award For Tennis

June 9, 2004

CLEMSON, SC – Clemson’s Julie Coin was one of four nominees for the 2004 Collegiate Women Sports Award for tennis. Coin was named a finalist for the award after reaching the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Tournament and earning All-America honors in singles for the 2004 season. The American Honda Motor Co., Inc. donates $1,000 to the women’s athletic fund of each nominee’s university.

After a nationwide vote among NCAA member schools, Amber Liu of Stanford was named the recipient of the award for the 2003-04 season as announced by the committee on June 4. Liu, a sophomore, won the NCAA Singles Championship for the second consecutive year this season. Other finalists for the award were Megan Bradley of Miami (FL) and Jelena Pandzic of Fresno State.

Coin, a junior from Amiens, France, is the only women’s tennis player in Clemson history to reach the Final Four of the NCAA Team Championships and the NCAA Singles Tournament. She earned All-America honors for the 2004 season, becoming the twelfth All-American in Clemson women’s tennis history and the first since the 1996 season. In the semifinals of the national singles tournament, she fell to eventual national champion and award recipient Liu. Coin finished the season with a 32-9 overall record and is ranked eighth according to the ITA’s postseason singles poll.