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Victoria Yu Named Academic All-American by CoSIDA

Photo by Ellen Friedlander
Photo by Ellen Friedlander

AUSTIN, Texas – Victoria Yu '19 of the Wesleyan women's tennis team continues to add postseason accolades to her impressive resume as she named a First Team selection on the 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division III At-Large teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

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The rising senior was named an All-District At-Large First Team selection in District 2 the past two seasons, while the Academic All-America award marks the first of her career. Additionally, she was named a Scholar-Athlete by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) a year ago and is a two-time NESCAC All-Academic selection.

Yu—a Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Neuroscience/Behavior major—concluded her junior season with an incredible 3.96 GPA while also cementing herself as one of the best Division III women's tennis players in the country. A three-time ITA All-American, Yu finished the year as the national runner-up in both singles and doubles. She finished the year with an overall singles record of 20-6 and an impressive 36-3 mark in doubles action. In the fall, Yu, alongside teammate Eudice Chong '18, qualified for the Division I ITA Fall National Championships. As the only Division III doubles team, the duo upset nationally-ranked opponents from the University of North Carolina and the University of Kentucky to reach the quarterfinals.

Yu was just one of 45 female student-athletes to be selected to the Division III Academic All-America® At-Large teams. Additionally, she was just one of 15 to be named to the First Team while only four were women's tennis players. The At-Large teams recognize student-athletes from the following sports: fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo, bowling, crew, field hockey, volleyball and wrestling.