Courtney Collins Selected to C-USA All-Academic Team
April 16, 2013
IRVING, Texas - Senior women's tennis player Courtney Collins was named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team for the third-straight year, the league office announced Tuesday afternoon.
A native of Fulton, Miss., Collins was one of five women named to the team and the only repeat selection. Pursuing a master's in exercise and sports science, Collins has maintained a 3.94 GPA as a graduate student after graduating with a 3.84 GPA in interdisciplinary studies.
In her four years at the University of Memphis, Collins is a three-time ITA Scholar Athlete and C-USA Academic Medalist. Last season, Collins was also named a C-USA Scholar Athlete in addition to being selected to First Team Singles. Collins is currently ranked in both singles and doubles, coming in at No. 48 in the ITA singles poll and No. 71 in doubles with Kelly Gray.
"Excelling in the classroom at the graduate level while still competing and leading our team on the tennis court says a lot about Courtney's drive and determination to be the best she can be," said head coach Lee Taylor Walker. "I am proud of the culture her, Kelly (Gray) and Tiffany (Welcher) have created and the senior leadership they have provided the younger girls. They have taught the team that pursuing excellence and having discipline is a lifestyle, not something that is present in some areas of life, and absent in others. I'm sure this is the beginning of several awards for the senior class and I'm very proud of them."
Collins and the Lady Tigers will compete this weekend at the Conference USA Championships, Apr. 19-21, in Houston, Texas. Memphis enters the tournament as the No. 3 seed and will play the winner between No. 6 UCF and No. 11 East Carolina on Friday at 2 p.m. at the University of Houston's John E. Hoff Courts.
2013 C-USA Women's Tennis All-Academic Team