Five Sooners Named to Academic All-Big 12 Team

Ann Marcelli
By Ann Marcelli
Communications Assistant

NORMAN – Five members of the University of Oklahoma women’s tennis team have been named to the Academic All-Big 12 Team, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Seniors Christie Brigante, Simran Kaur Sethi, Lily Miyazaki, Malene Stripp and Brooke Withrow were all named to the first team.

First team selections have maintained a grade point average of 3.20 or higher, and four of OU’s honorees recorded a 4.0. West Virginia is the only other school with multiple student-athletes who had a 4.0, with two members of the roster making that elite list. OU is tied for the most first-team selections with Oklahoma State and Texas Tech.  

“I am so proud of these seniors for achieving this recognition. They certainly deserve this honor for all of the hard work and dedication they have shown throughout their careers,” said head coach Audra Cohen. “They are self-driven, high achievers that undoubtedly will accomplish great things when they enter the working world. I am also very thankful to them for leaving behind a culture of academic excellence.”  

Miyazaki, Stripp and Kaur Sethi have garnered first team honors in three consecutive seasons; 2018 marks the second time Brigante has been tabbed first-team in her career, while Withrow is a first-time honoree.

The Sooners head to Austin for the 2018 Big 12 Tennis Championship beginning Thursday. The seventh-seeded OU will take on No. 10 Iowa State at 10 a.m. CT in the preliminary round.

For more information on the 2018 Big 12 Tennis Championship, click here.