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Denny, Sujashvili Named Academic All-MAC

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 05/22/2012
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CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced the 2012 Women's Tennis Academic All-MAC Team as voted by the league Faculty Athletic Representatives, with Rachel Denny and Nini Sujashvili of the Western Michigan women's tennis team both named to the team.

In addition to Denny and Sujashvili, three other Broncos - Maria Nivia, Maggie Remynse, and Jill Pastunink - qualified for the award, and were named Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention. The five Broncos named to either team represents the second-highest total in the conference, behind just Bowling Green's six total honorees.

Denny makes her way onto the Academic All-MAC team for the second straight season, having finished her collegiate career with a 3.92 GPA in Biomedical Sciences in 2012. Denny went 1-1 in conference play for the Broncos this season and 6-9 in dual match singles. Denny also went 3-0 in dual match doubles play, teaming with Maggie Remynse and Maria Nivia for wins.

Sujashvili was named Academic All-MAC in her first year of eligibility for the award, after posting a cumulative 3.93 GPA in Psychology. The sophomore recorded a 17-20 record in singles play this past season, including a 13-12 record at the No. 1 position for the Broncos. Sujashvili also went 18-17 in doubles play for the Broncos, including a 12-11 mark in dual matches.

2012 Women's Tennis Academic All-MAC Team

Prang Pantusart, Akron, Junior, Finance, 3.54 GPA, Amphur Muang, Nonthaburi, Thailand
Nikki Chiricosta, Bowling Green, Sophomore, Journalism, 3.93 GPA, Avon Lake, Ohio
Maddy Eccleston, Bowling Green, Junior, Health Science, 3.94 GPA, Toledo, Ohio
Emily Reuland, Bowling Green, Sophomore, Exercise Science, 3.93 GPA, Oswego, Ill.
Stephanie Danesis, Miami, Senior, Exercise Science, 3.46 GPA, Akron, Ohio
Riekie Honiball, Miami, Senior, Mathematics, 3.68 GPA, Windhoek, Namibia
Rachel Denny, Western Michigan, Senior, Biomedical Sciences, 3.92 GPA, Oakland Township, Mich.
Nini Sujashvili, Western Michigan, Sophomore, Psychology, 3.93 GPA, Tbilisi, Georgia

Honorable Mention

Sarah Hebble, Ball State
Jessica Easdale, Bowling Green
Katie Grubb, Bowling Green
Mary Hill, Bowling Green
Jade Johnson, Bowling Green
Marta Stoyanova, Buffalo
Nino Mebuke, Eastern Michigan
Marcela Rivero, Eastern Michigan
Mariya Toncheva, Eastern Michigan
Miriam Westerink, Eastern Michigan
Haley Dekkinga, Northern Illinois
Kelsey Anonsen, Toledo
Amanda Border, Toledo
Christine Coffman, Toledo
Maria Nivia, Western Michigan
Jill Pastunink, Western Michigan
Maggie Remynse, Western Michigan