Tulsa Female Student-Athletes Earn Verizon Academic All-District Honors
May 23, 2001
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Three University of Tulsa female student-athletes were named to the 2001 Verizon Academic All-District VI Spring At-Large Team, it was announced today. Senior tennis athlete Jennifer DeSpain and junior golfer Stacy Prammanasudh were first-team selections, while senior track runner Fride Vullum earned second-team merits.
DeSpain became the first female tennis athlete at TU to post four consecutive 20-win seasons. She became the school's all-time winningest player this year with a 92-44 career singles record. DeSpain completed the 2001 campaign with a 25-10 singles record and a 24-12 doubles mark. She was named to the Western Athletic Conference's first-team in doubles and second-team in singles. DeSpain has maintained a 3.78 grade point average in biology/pre-med.
Prammanasudh, a two-time first-team All-American, has been ranked among the top-10 golfers nationally since her freshman season. She was named WAC Player of the Year this season for the second straight year. Prammanasudh has placed among the top-10 in nine of 10 tournaments this season and has placed among the top-20 in 30 of 32 career tournaments.
This season Prammanasudh was twice named the Golf World Player of the Week and the Western Athletic Conference Player of th Week twice as well. Prammanasudh has won three tournaments this season and has six career tournament victories. She has maintained a 3.90 grade point average in exercise sciences.
Vullum, a three-time Western Athletic Conference Academic selection, participated in outdoor track for the Hurricane, and last weekend won the WAC titles in the 1,500 and 5,000 meter races. She won the 5,000 meters in a stadium record time of 16:49.13, breaking the previous mark that had stood since 1985.
During her career, Vullum twice qualified for the NCAA Cross Country Championships, and was named the WAC Athlete of the Year after winning the league's cross country title in 1999. She won five individual titles at the WAC Championships during her career. This year Vullum will participate at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 5,000 meters. Vullum has maintained a 3.75 grade point average in chemcical engineering.
All three student-athletes were named to the second-team Verizon Academic all-district squad a year ago.