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Grace Summers named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America second team

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Grace Summers, a senior women’s tennis player, was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America second team.

According to a press release, the College Sports Information Directors of America selected her and she is one of the top women’s tennis players in the university’s history.

She was named a second team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection as a senior after earning second team honors as a junior and first team honors as a sophomore, the press release read.

She completed her four-year career as the leader in career singles wins with 57 and third in career doubles wins with 51.

She earned a 4.0 grade point average in kinesiology and sports studies, was an OVC Academic Medal of Honor winner and earned the EIU Presidential Academic Award for graduating with a 3.75 GPA.

She is the 44th Academic All-American at Eastern and the first from the women’s tennis program, according to the press release.

Haley Mitchell from softball and Steve Fishman from men’s swimming (At-Large) were two other student-athletes who earned All-District honors.

The At-Large All-America team includes student-athletes from sports such as fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, tennis and water polo for men and women as well as beach volleyball, bowling, field hockey and rowing for women.

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Grace Summers named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America second team