Wallwork Named Second Team Academic All-American

SWARTHMORE, Pa. --  Rachel Wallwork '10 of the Swarthmore College women's tennis team has been named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America women's at-large team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday morning.  Wallwork is a second-team selection in the College Division.


To be nominated for the ESPN the Magazine All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average and a starter or significant reserve on his or her team.

Wallwork is the 12th Academic All-America selection from Swarthmore. She is the second Garnet student-athlete to be recognized as an Academic All-American during the 2009-10 season, following Kathryn Stockbower's selection to the women's basketball third team in March.

Wallwork (Washington, D.C./Georgetown Day) makes the All-America team for the first time in her collegiate career after making the all-district teams in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Wallwork was named the 2010 Centennial Conference Player of the Year, becoming just the second Swarthmore women’s tennis player to receive Player of the Year  accolades on three occasions (Anjani Reddy ’04 won it four times – 2001-04) while becoming third Swarthmore player (and eighth overall) to earn Player of the Year Honors. Wallwork also became the 17th player in Conference history to earn first-team All-Centennial Conference honors three times.

For the 2010 season, Wallwork was a perfect 5-0 in Conference play this season, part of her 25 consecutive Centennial Conference singles winning streak.  Playing at the No. 1 position for Swarthmore, Wallwork  finished the season 15-4 in singles play and 14-5 in doubles play.

Wallwork was also recently awarded the ITA Atlantic South Region Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award for Division III women's tennis.

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