Kristen Clary will vie for Academic All-America honors after being named to the second team in 2005.
May 25, 2006
CINCINNATI - Xavier University graduate Kristen Clary, a four-year starter on the women's tennis team, has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team for the second consecutive season while teammate and fellow graduate Sarah Potts was honored on the Academic All-District Second Team. Clary will join nine other student-athletes from district IV, which encompasses the states of Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee on the national ballot with voting conducted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
This marks the second consecutive year in which Clary has been named to the Academic All-District Team as she earned All-District honors in 2005 and was also named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team. Clary is coming off of a stellar senior campaign where she was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Student-Athlete of the Year and was also honored on the All-Conference Team. In 2006, Clary went 24-8 at No. 1 singles while netting a 21-14 mark in the top doubles position. She ends her career at No. 2 on the all-time singles wins list at 107-29 (.787) and was 89-43 (.674) in doubles competition over her four-year career.
Potts earns her first honor on the All-District Team after being named to the A-10 All-Academic Team following an outstanding senior season in which she posted a 26-5 singles record and a 17-10 mark in doubles action. The senior finished the season by winning her last 13 singles matches including a spotless 3-0 record at the A-10 Conference Championships. Potts concludes her career with a 70-22 career singles record and a mark of 56-26 in doubles.
The Xavier women's tennis team ended the 2006 season with a fourth-place finish at the Conference Championships and finished with a 14-10 record, which was the 16th consecutive winning season for the Musketeers. XU has also finished in the top four of the Atlantic 10 Conference in each of the last five seasons.