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Press Release

May 26, 2005

Lindsay Earns Academic All-America At-Large District VII Honors

MARYVILLE, Mo. -- Northwest Missouri State women's tennis student-athlete Gena Lindsay (St. Joseph, Mo.) was honored on the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division Women's At-Large District VII Team. The junior elementary education major was the 2005 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) Player of the Year after going 20-3 at No. 1 singles en route to a No. 1 ranking in the North Central Region.

Lindsay, who also was a unanimous All-MIAA selection at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles, was tabbed with MIAA Co-Sportmanship of the Year laurels and teamed with Erica Ramirez to go 20-8 at No. 1 doubles. Lindsay won her final six singles matches and 12 of the last 13 this season. For her career, Lindsay holds a 61-10 mark at No. 1 singles. A two-time MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll recipient, Lindsay was named to Second Team All-MIAA as a freshman and First-Team All-MIAA in 2004.

There were a total of 10 student-athletes mentioned on the District VII Team with six from the MIAA. Lindsay is one of five athletes below senior academic status. The median GPA of the entire team is 3.95.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade
point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.

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