Yakimchenkova Named to C-USA All-Academic Team

April 16, 2008

IRVING, Texas (www.ucfathletics.com) - UCF senior Anna Yakimchenkova (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla./American School) has been recognized for her work in the classroom, earning a spot on the 2008 Conference USA All-Academic Women's Tennis team. The league office announced the all-academic squad, which features five student-athletes, on Wednesday.

A three-time C-USA Academic Honor Roll selection, Yakimchenkova is majoring in accounting and boasts a 3.72 GPA. In 2006, she was tabbed as an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete.

This season, Yakimchenkova is 16-9 in doubles play. The 16 wins tie her career-high for the most doubles victories in a season.

In singles competition, she has recorded 11 wins.

She was joined on the all-academic team by Hannah Priest and Brooke Walter of East Carolina, Julie Chao of Rice, Natalia Bubien of SMU and Agostina Santoro of Tulsa.

The Knights are slated to open play at the C-USA Championship in Houston on Thursday, facing Memphis.

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