Zhang named First Team Academic All-American

Zhang named First Team Academic All-American

LAIE, Hawaii – BYU-Hawaii women's tennis star Nannan (Dallas) Zhang was selected to the 2017 First Team CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II Women's At-Large team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Zhang, a native of Tianjin, China, graduates this week with a 3.50 GPA while majoring in accounting at BYU-Hawaii. Zhang was named the ITA Senior Player of the Year earlier this season and finished ranked No. 1 in both singles and doubles for the third-straight year. Zhang ended her career with 54 consecutive wins at singles and 48 consecutive in doubles. She was undefeated in her junior and senior seasons in both and boasts a career record of 77-3 in singles and 90-6 in doubles.

Last week she was named to the NCAA Division II Honda Athlete of the Year ballot for the third straight year. Zhang is a four-time first-team ITA All-American in both singles and doubles and the four-time PacWest Player of the Year. She also earned first-team All-PacWest honors in each of her four seasons.

The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2016-17 Division II Academic All-America® teams program.

The at-large program for the CoSIDA Academic All-America® program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo for both men and women; bowling, crew and field hockey for women; and volleyball and wrestling for men.

The CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II Women's At-Large First Team had an overall 3.90 G.P.A. while the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II Men's At-Large First Team had an overall 3.87 G.P.A.

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