Persky Named Google Cloud Academic All-District

Persky Named Google Cloud Academic All-District

St. Louis, Mo., May 16, 2019 – Sophomore Ally Persky of the Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis was named to the 2019 Google Cloud NCAA Division III Academic All-District Five Team, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

"Ally is an exceptional Scholar-Champion and solid ambassador for the WashU Athletics program.  Ally brings the values of integrity, competency, strong work ethic, and a passion for learning and growing, in the classroom and on the tennis court," said WashU head coach Kelly Stahlhuth. "I am so proud of Ally as this is an amazing honor that she worked so hard to earn, and I am happy that her passion and discipline is recognized. 

Persky recorded an 15-33 overall record while playing No. 1 singles and doubles for the 18th-ranked Bears. She had a 4-11 record against ranked opponents, and teamed with senior Lisa Chionis to upset the No. 2-ranked NCAA Division III doubles team from Carnegie Mellon.

Persky was a 2018 ITA Doubles All-American as a freshman, and has a 49-50 overall record in two seasons on the Danforth Campus.

An academic All-UAA selection, Persky has a 4.0 grade point average while majoring in chemical engineering with a minor is energy engineering.

To be eligible for nomination to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Team, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore in academic standing with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA, and must be a starter or an important reserve. 

Persky is eligible to be selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Team, announced June 19.