Stas First-Team Academic All-America

Stas First-Team Academic All-America
Julie Stas was named to the First Team Academic All-America At-Large Team. Photo by Bridget Lyons

TOWSON, Md. -- Barry University senior women's tennis player Julie Stas was named to the Capital One/College Sports Information Directors of America First-Team Academic All-America Women's At-Large Team.

Stas, a Brussels, Belgium native, had a 3.62 grade point average in international studies. She posted a 4.0 GPA in the spring semester.

Stas went 15-3 in singles this season, finishing the year with a No. 48 national ranking. She was 3-1 against ranked players, and upset the No. 17-ranked player in the country, Olga Kalodzitsa, in the NCAA Division II semifinals in Louisville.

As a doubles player, Stas was 23-3 in 2012. A member of the 2011 NCAA National Championship team, Stas finished her three-year career at Barry with 58 doubles victories, which ranks ninth in school history. Her .795 career doubles winning percentage ranks fourth in school history.

Sophomore Akemi Maehama was chosen as a Third-Team Academic All-American. Maehama has a 3.84 GPA in physical education.

Maehama, a Miami native, went 11-0 this season in singles. She is 19-0 in her college career. As a doubles player, Maehama was 4-0 this year. She is 8-0 as a doubles player in her career.


Capital One Academic All-America Division II Women’s At-Large Team
Academic All-American of the Year:  Catherine Leix, Wayne State

Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major Sport
Deborah Amos Charleston Sr. Parkersburg, W.Va. 4.00 Biology,Pre-Pharmacy Crew
Maria Besio Newberry (SC) Sr. Buenos Aires, Argentina 3.95 Business Administration Golf
Jaime Bronga (2) Alaska Anchorage Sr. Anchorage, Alaska 3.99 Civil Engineering Skiing
Amanda Burden Southern Connecticut Sr. Orange, Conn. 3.76 Psychology Swimming
Gina Cielo Harding Sr. Lees Summit, Mo. 3.95 Public Relations Tennis
Maura Donahue (2) Indianapolis Jr. Milan, Mich. 3.75 Nursing Swimming
Meghan Donahue (3) Indianapolis Sr. Milan, Mich. 3.84 Computer Science Swimming
Colleen Harriger (2) Gannon Sr. Erie, Pa. 3.97 Pre-Med, Biology           Swim/W.Polo
Catherine Leix (1) Wayne State  Sr. Flint, Mich. 3.96 Science Education Swimming
Kristen McCandless Shippensburg Sr. Macungie, Pa. 3.90 Elementary Education Swimming
Emily Mongeau So. New Hampshire Sr. Westborough, Mass. 3.84 Elementary Education Lacrosse
Alexandria Quast Tiffin Jr. Lockport, N.Y. 3.96 Sport & Recreation Mgmt. Lacrosse
Julie Stas Barry Sr. Brussels, Belgium 3.62 International Studies Tennis
Audrey Tompkins St. Edward’s Sr. Katy, Texas  4.00 Finance Tennis
Julie Widmann Ashland Jr. Littleton, Colo. 3.89 Marketing Swimming

Name School Yr. Hometown  GPA Major Sport
Emily Adamczyk California San Diego Jr. Altadena, Cal. 3.34 Biology Swimming
Alli Aquila West Chester Sr. Sinking Spring, Pa. 3.91 Special education Gymnastics
Erica Devito Adelphi Sr. Shoreham, N.Y. 3.72 Speech & Language Path. Lacrosse
Abbey Gittings Nova Southeastern Jr. Tamworth, England 3.49 Sports & Rec. Mngmt. Golf
Sarah Grzybinski Gannon Sr. New Market, Md. 3.84 Exer. Sci.,Pre-Physician    Lacrosse
Amy Halls Slippery Rock Sr. Westerville, Ohio 3.62 Business marketing  Lacrosse
Sarah Hoffman Grand Valley State Sr. Saline, Mich.  3.83 Nursing Golf
Janelle Krantz Slippery Rock Jr. Quarryville, Pa. 4.00 Therapeutic Recreation Tennis
Christie Lau Cal State Los Angeles Jr. Chino Hills, Calif. 3.88 Kinesiology, Ex. Science Tennis
Anna McIntyre Florida Southern  Jr. Kansas City, Mo. 4.00 Biology (pre-dentistry) Swimming
Kelly Nickerson Gannon Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa. 4.00 Sport & Ex. Sci. ,Pre-PT Golf
Kelsey Noah St. Cloud State Sr. Charles City, Iowa 3.93 Psychology Swimming 
Megan Northey Western Washington Sr. Brier, Wash.  3.92 Kinesiology Crew
Franziska Steinhardt California (Pa.) Sr. Bad Lausick, Germany 3.91 Business Administration Tennis
Lindsey Taylor Wingate So. Charlotte, N.C. 3.87 Elementary Education Swimming

Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major Sport
Jillian Corum Tusculum Jr. Knoxville, Tenn. 3.63 Business Administration Golf
Valerie Dembny Wingate  So. Bremen, Germany 3.94 Elementary Education Swimming
Nicole Dion Bentley  Jr. Lunenburg, Mass. 3.92 Accounting Field Hockey
Kayla Eckelkamp Maryville (Mo.)  Sr. Washington, Mo. 3.68 Nursing Golf
Akemi Maehama Barry  So. Miami, Fla. 3.84 Physical Education Tennis
Micah Hermsdorf Abilene Christian  So. Spring, Texas 4.00 Advertising, Public Rel. Tennis
Shelby Hooper Cal State-Chico Sr. Incline Village, Nev. 3.93 Business Golf
Ewa Jamborska Nova Southeastern Sr. Katowice, Poland 3.52 Communication Studies Swimming
Zsofia Lanstiak Lewis So. Budapest, Hungary 3.77 Psychology Tennis
Maggie Leland Augustana (S.D.) So. Alexandria, Minn. 3.47 Nursing Golf
Julia Puckhaber Cameron Jr. Hambergen, Germany 3.95 Business Administration Tennis
Kelsey Nuhfer California (Pa.) So. Warren, Pa. 3.98 Communication Disorders Swimming
Claire Pierce Cal State-East Bay Jr. Perth, Australia 3.79 Kinesiology Water Polo
Jackie Sileo C.W.Post/Long Island  So. Wantagh, N.Y. 3.64  Psychology Lacrosse
Allison Tracy St. Cloud State  Sr. Minot, N.D. 3.73  Communication Disorders Swimming
(1)  Capital One Academic All-America® College Division 1st team selection in 2011
(2)  Capital One Academic All-America® College Division 2nd team selection in 2011
(3)  Capital One Academic All-America® College Division 3rd team selection in 2011