Kristina Kraszewski Receives All-American Honors
June 6, 2000
SEATTLE - Washington junior women's tennis player Kristina Kraszewski has been named to the 2000 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American team for NCAA Division I women's tennis. In order to achieve All-American status a player must meet one of the following criteria in singles: 1.) top 16 seed in NCAA Singles Championships, or 2.) reach round of 16 in NCAA Singles Championships, or 3.) finish in the Top 20 of the final WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis Rankings. Kraszewski finished 6th in the final WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis Rankings.
Kraszewski was also named to the 2000 USA Tennis Collegiate Team. The USA Tennis Collegiate Team, an elite training program for the top American collegiate tennis players, is administered by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the ITA. The program is designed to provide players with valuable exposure to the professional circuit in a team oriented environment. The program is funded by the USTA, and the players were chosen by a USTA and ITA Selection Committee with the following criteria: 1.) United States citizen, 2.) final WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis Rankings, 3.) NCAA singles champion, 4.) performance in ITA Collegiate Grand Slam events, 5.) dual match record, and 6.) sportsmanship. The 2000 women's team begins play June 15 in Easton, Maryland and will be coached by Shiela McInerney of Arizona State.
Kraszewski led the Husky women to a 12-9 record and a No. 30 ranking this season while compiling a 28-10 overall record as Washington's top singles player. She was ranked No. 1 in the country during most of the month of February. After winning the Pac-10 Indoor Tournament in January, she advanced to the Rolex National Indoor Final. She was recently named to the All-Pac-10 first team and received Academic All-American honors. Kraszewski was selected to complete at the NCAA Singles Tennis Championships for the third straight year.