Kyle Terry, Kelsey Witten, Ellen Mueller and Ana-Maria Constantinescu recognized.
NORMAN, Okla. --
Four University of Oklahoma student-athletes have been named to the ESPN The Magazine
/CoSIDA Academic All-District teams, as announced today.
Kyle Terry (wrestling) and Kelsey Witten (rowing) were named to the first team and will advance to the national ballot. Ellen Mueller (women's golf) and Ana Maria Constantinescu (women's tennis) were named to the second team.
To be eligible for the team, student-athletes must have at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA, be at least a sophomore academically and athletically and be a starter or key reserve on the team. All first-team district honorees are considered for Academic All-America honors. The men's national honorees will be announced June 8 while the women's honorees will be announced June 10.
Terry, a senior from Midwest City, has a 3.50 GPA in health and exercise science and graduated from OU during ceremonies last weekend. An All-American on the mat, he finished third at 149 pounds at the 2010 NCAA Championships. He won the Big 12 title at that weight in 2009 and 2010, OU's first back-to-back champion in three years. He qualified for NCAAs three times and is a three-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree. He also was named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic team in 2009 and 2010. He finished 31-3 as a senior and won 16 consecutive dual matches. His dual win streak ended at 34 at the conclusion of the 2010 season. Terry received the 2010 Big 12 Conference medal, given annually to the outstanding senior scholar-athlete at each of the Big 12 schools.
Witten, a senior from Springfield, Mo., is majoring in journalism with a minor in sociology. She has a 3.94 GPA and is the coxswain on OU's first varsity eight. She led the varsity eight to a second-place finish at the Big 12 and Conference USA championships. That group finished the regular season 7-1 in duals and helped propel OU to a second-place finish in the Big 12 team race. She received the 2010 Outstanding Scholar-Athlete award from OU and was named to the Conference USA All-Academic team. An honors scholar at OU, she served as editor of the OU yearbook.
This marks the second consecutive year for Constantinescu, a junior from Bucharest, Romania, to earn all-district honors. The 2009 Big 12 Player of the Year, she has been named to the Academic All-Big 12 team twice and has a 3.58 GPA in psychology. She finished 12-8 in singles action this spring and won the 2009 Central Regional singles title last fall. She, too, received the Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award from OU.
Mueller, a junior from Evansville, Ind., has a 3.90 in health and sports sciences. She qualified for the NCAA Championship as an individual after finishing seventh in the NCAA West Regional. Named to the All-Big 12 team, she has finished in the top 25 of each tournament she has played in this year and was in the top 10 in six of her 12 appearances. She has played every round of every tournament that OU has appeared in since she came to campus and she the lowest single-season scoring average in school history. She is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree and a two-time National Golf Coaches Associaton All-American Scholar. She received the 2010 Athletics Council Service Award.