Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Chiricosta named All-MAC First Team at Bowling Green for second-straight season

Avon Lake’s Christine Chiricosta was selected to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference Women’s Tennis Team for the second-straight season at Bowling Green.

Chiricosta was also named to the All-MAC First Team after earning all-conference second team her first two years at BG. She had an overall singles record of 22-9, which led the team in wins. She also had a 15-7 record in dual play, in which she plays at No. 1 flight in all 22 of BG’s duals this season, while also going 5-3 in MAC play.

In doubles, Chiricosta is 21-9, including a 16-6 mark in dual-match play. She teamed with freshman Maddy Eccleston at the top flight for every dual match, with that duo going 6-2 in MAC contests.

Chiricosta’s total of 43 victories this season led the team, and ties her for 10th in BGSU history.

Entering her senior season, Chiricosta has a combined career total of 128 wins, with 64 singles and 64 doubles victories. She has moved into 12th place on the BGSU doubles wins list, and is tied for 12th in overall wins and deadlocked for 14th in career singles wins. Chiricosta is within striking distance of all three school records.

Last month, she was named BGSU’s Junior Scholar-Athlete of the Year at the athletic department’s Academic Honors Night. That award is given to just one male and one female student-athlete in the junior class for all BGSU sports.

Chiricosta was named the MAC’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week three times this season. Last year, she was named an ITA Scholar Athlete for the second-straight year, and also was chosen to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Third Team. Chiricosta became the first student-athlete in Bowling Green women’s tennis history to be named an Academic All-American. She also had been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team in 2009, and was named an ITA Scholar Athlete for the second consecutive season.

In the classroom, Chiricosta has a 3.96 cumulative GPA as an adolescent/young adult/secondary education major at the time of nomination.

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