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Ally Persky of Washington University Named CoSIDA Academic All-District

Ally Persky of Washington University Named CoSIDA Academic All-District

From Washington University Athletics

For the second-consecutive season, junior Ally Persky of the Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team was named to the 2020 NCAA Division III Academic All-District At-Large Team, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

"We, the coaches, our team, and our administration, is so proud of Ally for earning selection to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team," said WashU head coach Kelly Stahlhuth. "It speaks volumes to Ally's work ethic, determination, and passion to excel as a scholar-champion, in the classroom and on the tennis court. Ally is an inspirational, humble scholar-champion, and we are proud that she is recognized for her heart and passion to excel."

Persky, an All-University Athletic Association (UAA) selection, had a 7-12 overall record while playing No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Bears in 2019-20. 

She advanced to the Round of 16 in singles and doubles at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Region Championships in the Fall. Persky finished the season ranked No. No. 16 in the ITA Central Region Singles Rankings.

Persky was a 2018 ITA Doubles All-American as a freshman, and has a 56-62 overall record in three seasons on the Danforth Campus while playing No. 1 and No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles.

A two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District and All-UAA selection, Persky has a 4.0 grade point average while majoring in chemical engineering.

To be eligible for nomination to the Academic All-District Team, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore in academic standing with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA, and must be a starter or an important reserve. 

Persky is eligible to be selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team, announced June 17.