April 16, 2013
HOUSTON - University of Houston junior Celia Fraser was one of only five women's tennis student-athletes named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team, the league office announced Tuesday.
Fraser sports a 3.91 GPA in finance and was named an ITA Scholar Athlete in 2012 and is also a two-time C-USA Academic Medal recipient, which recognizes student-athletes who achieve a 3.75 GPA or higher.
"Celia is the consummate student-athlete and a wonderful representative of both our program and of the University in all aspects of her life," head coach Patrick Sullivan said. "She has made a much stronger commitment to tennis this year and taken her game to a higher level while not compromising a nearly perfect GPA in a very tough major. I am extremely proud of her and thankful to have her on our squad."
The Birmingham, U.K., native has compiled a combined record of 25-9 this spring in dual play, highlighted by a 15-2 mark in doubles action with partner Maja Kazimieruk, where the duo has reeled off 13-consecutive victories, including wins over opponents from No. 33 TCU and No. 44 William & Mary.
Fraser also enters C-USA Championship play riding a three-game winning streak in singles action and has won six of her last seven matches for a 10-7 record at the No. 2 position. Fraser claimed a set from No. 79 Olivia Smith of TCU before the match was called early in the final set and also posted wins over opponents from 44th-ranked William & Mary and No. 59 Stephen F. Austin.
Fraser and the Cougars return to action on Thursday to host the 2013 C-USA Women's Tennis Championship beginning at 8 a.m., at John E. Hoff Courts. Houston earned the No. 10 seed and will face No. 7 Marshall in the first round at noon on Thursday.
2013 C-USA Women's Tennis All-Academic Team
Celia Fraser, Houston, Jr., 3.91 GPA
Courtney Collins, Memphis, Sr., 3.94 GPA
Natalie Beazant, Rice, So., 3.394 GPA
Dominique Harmath, Rice, Jr., 3.415 GPA
Rachel Daniell, UAB, Jr., 3.92 GPA