Cal State Stanislaus women’s tennis junior Verena Preikschas has won another academic award. The two-time All-American and two-time all-conference all-academic honoree was named to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District Women's At-Large Team on Thursday.
Preikschas, who is from Arnsberg, Germany, has a 4.0 grade-point-average as a psychology major. She has been the Warriors’ No. 1 singles player for three seasons and finished the 2011 season as the No. 25 ranked singles player in Division II.
Preikschas posted an 11-3 record in 2010-11 and has recorded 49 career wins. She and teammate Katie Eng is also the sixth ranked doubles duo in the country. Preikschas led the 2010-11 women’s tennis team to a second consecutive Cal State Stanislaus Team Academic Award with the best combined GPA as a team.
Preikschas is one of two players from the California Collegiate Athletic Association to make the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District team, as voted by the sports information directors. She and Cal State East Bay’s Claire Pierce will be on the ballot for the All-America award.
The women's at-large team consists of student-athletes in a sport other than soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, football, cross country or track and field.
Flora named to all-region team
Stanislaus sophomore third baseman Jordan Flora was named to the Louisville Slugger NFCA Division II All-West Region second team by the coaches association.
Flora, an all-conference first-team pick, had a stellar first season as a Warrior. She was among the CCAA leaders in batting average, was second with 45 runs batted in and second with 15 doubles. In conference games only, she batted .328 with eight doubles, seven homers and drove in 39 runs.
The National Fastpitch Coache Association All-Region teams were nominated and selected by the softball head coaches.