Mpassy & Willig Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Recognition

Mpassy & Willig Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Recognition

Greenwood, Ind. – Good fortune continues to follow the Lynn University women's tennis program.  In the morning the Fighting Knights moved to the NCAA Division II National Semifinals and in the afternoon two student-athletes were honored for their academic achievement.  Both Grace Mpassy and Rosalie Willig were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Women's At-Large Team as announced on Thursday.  Both are now eligible for Academic All-America honors.

A two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete, Mpassy boasts a 3.98 grade point average in event management.  This season the Berlin, Germany, native solidified herself at the front of the Fighting Knights' singles lineup, boasting a 17-2 record with nine wins at the top spot.  She also teamed with Diana Bogolii to go 17-0 in doubles playing primarily at the No. 2 position.

Willig earns her second Academic All-District nod after gaining recognition in 2015.  The eight-time All-Sunshine State Conference and three-time ITA All-America selection went 16-0 in singles play and 23-1 with two partners in doubles competition this year.  Additionally, the Stuttgart, Germany, product claimed back-to-back ITA Small College National Championships in doubles.

With Mpassy and Willig at the top of the lineup, the Fighting Knights earned their 21st consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.  They have defeated No. 7 West Florida in the South Region II finals, No. 13 Indianapolis in the round of 16 and No. 4 Columbus St. in the national quarterfinals.

Sunshine State Conference institutions made up eight of the 10 selections for District 5.  Joining Lynn was Saint Leo's Marine Beugre-Guyot (tennis), Marie Coors (golf) and Natalia Garriock (swimming), Barry's Karina Goia (tennis), Florida Southern's Emily Santoli (lacrosse) and Nova Southeastern's Emma Wahlstrom (swimming).

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