June 21, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Highlighted by Caitlin Olsen's 4.00 GPA, the Navy women's tennis team placed five members on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll the league office announced late Wednesday afternoon.
The five members were part of 38 women's tennis student-athletes that earned the distinction. To be named to the squad, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 GPA in the spring semester and participate in one of the Patriot League's winter or spring championship sports.
Olsen, a rising junior from Los Gatos, Calif., was named to the squad for the second straight year with a 4.00 GPA in honors systems engineering. She is just one of two players (Lehigh's Jillian Sloand) to earn a 4.00 GPA during the spring semester. Through four semesters at Navy, Olsen owns a 4.00 cumulative GPA and ranks 13th out of 1,140 students on the Overall Order of Merit in the Class of 2014. Olsen went 1-5 in singles play and 6-5 in doubles play as a sophomore.
Rising junior Stefanie Ton (Milpitas, Calif.) was named to the squad after recording a 3.59 GPA in economnics during the spring semester. Honored for the second time, Ton went 17-11 overall in singles play and 12-18 in doubles play en route to earning second-team All-Patriot League accolades on the court. She is one of five players to be named to both the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and all-Patriot League squad. Ton ranks third on both the career singles victories list with 44 and career doubles wins list with 40.
Rising sophomore Kristy Yau (Dacula, Ga.) was named to the squad for the first time after compiling a 3.47 GPA in electrical engineering. Yau went 4-2 in singles play and 1-2 in doubles competition as a freshman.
Rising junior Darien Sears (Silver Spring, Md.) earned a spot on the squad with a 3.30 GPA in ocean engineering. Sears went 16-16 while playing No. 1 singles as a sophomore and was named first-team all-Patriot League. She, along with Ton, was one of five players to be named to both the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and all-Patriot League squad. Sears is fourth on the career singles victories list with 40 and sixth on the doubles list with 24.
Rising senior Katie Laderer
(Norfolk, Va.) was honored after achieving a 3.26 GPA in English. Laderer went 5-2 in singles action and 3-1 in doubles play as a junior.
Navy loses no players from its 2012 squad and head coach Keith Puryear, who needs just two wins for 500 in his career while owning a 55-17 (.764) record in just three seasons at Navy, will welcome in a recruiting class that is among the nation's top mid-major classes according to TennisRecruiting.net(.)
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