June 28, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. - A trio of Florida State women's tennis players earned spots on the All- ACC Academic team as it was announced by commissioner John Swofford at the league office today. Francesca Segarelli, Amy Sargeant and Carolina De los Santos were all named to the team for the first time in their careers.
"To be selected to the ACC All-Academic team is a great honor for these ladies," associate head Oliver Foreman said. "It is a true testament to what not only Amy, Carolina and Fran achieved academically, but the entire team."
An International Affairs major, Segarelli finished the 2012 season on a six-match winning streak in singles, with three of those victories coming in the postseason. The Rome, Italy native was 16-11 for the year in singles and 22-9 in doubles. In addition to her efforts on the court, Segarelli was named as the 2012 ITA Southeast region Cissie Leary Award for Leadership winner.
Sargeant is a Sport Management major from Birmingham, England and posted a 16-6 record in singles during the spring season after sitting out the fall season due to injury. She was also 12-11 in doubles for the year.
An Economics major, De Los Santos posted the highest record for singles for the Seminoles this season at 18-6. She was also the only player to win 20 or more matches on the year with an overall showing of 22-9. In doubles, the Uruguay native was 17-6.
"These honors just prove that the girls have done a tremendous job of handling the student-athlete role," Foreman said. "They've always done a fantastic job of managing their time and making sure academics is their priority."
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during his academic career.