Kate Klein Named to 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Third Team
St. Louis, Mo., June 5, 2013 – Washington University in St. Louis senior women’s tennis standout Kate Klein was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division III At-Large Third Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Klein is just the second women’s tennis student-athlete to earn Academic All-America honors, joining Elizabeth Kelsey in 1992.
“I am so proud of Kate Klein for her work ethic, commitment, and dedication to excel in the classroom and on the tennis court,” said eighth-year head coach Kelly Stahlhuth. “Kate is an amazing example of a “true student-athlete”, as she was determined to reach her academic and tennis goals. Kate leaves a strong legacy for Washington University in St. Louis women’s tennis as an Academic All-American.”
Klein recorded 95 wins in her four-year career for the Washington University women’s tennis team. She posted a 24-24 overall record as a senior, including a 14-10 mark while playing No. 2 and No. 3 singles. In 2012, Klein earned second-team all-University Athletic Association (UAA) honors in doubles, and qualified for the NCAA Division III Individuals Doubles Championship.
She was the first women’s tennis player in school history to be named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Freshman of the Year, and qualified for the NCAA Individual Championships as a singles player in 2010. Klein concluded her four-year career with a 95-86 overall mark.
A 2013 Capital One First-Team Academic All-District and three-time Academic All-UAA honoree, Klein has a 3.90 grade point average while majoring in anthropology and Spanish.
In order to be selected to an Academic All-America team, a student-athlete must demonstrate success on the playing field and in the classroom, with academic and athletic achievements taken into consideration. The student-athlete must possess a minimum 3.30 GPA and be at least a sophomore in academic standing.
Washington U. finished the 2013 season with a 16-8 overall record, the second-most wins in a season during Stahlhuth's tenure. The Bears also advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the second time in school history.