Colorado College's Thirkell Named Academic All-American

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TOWSON, Md. - Deanna Thirkell, a recent graduate of Colorado College, was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Complete Release

Thirkell earned a spot on the second team and became the first Colorado College tennis player to receive the highly-competitive national honor. She also was a first-team all-district selection as a junior in 2011.
A  romance languages major with a 3.98 GPA, Thirkell was an all-SCAC selection after leading the Tigers with a 16-6 record at No. 1 singles and a 13-9 ledger at No. 1 doubles during the 2012 campaign.
The product of Monument, Colo., completed her career with a 49-26 (.653) singles mark.
“This is a very special honor for Deanna because she worked so hard both on and off the court,” said Todd Doebler, CC's director of tennis.  
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale, and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution.