NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt women’s tennis standout Christina Rosca was named CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-America At-Large as announced Friday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
“I’m grateful to receive this award,” Rosca said. “This is a testament to how (Vanderbilt associated head coach) Aleke (Tsoubanos) and coach (Vanderbilt head coach Geoff Macdonald) support their players to excel off the court in addition to on the court.”
Despite the shortened 2019-20 season, CoSIDA continued its sponsorship of the Academic All-America awards program. Student-athletes were selected based on career stats.
Graduating with highest honors in neuroscience and boasting a 3.75 GPA to conclude her time as an undergraduate at Vanderbilt, Rosca has excelled both on the court and in the classroom since arriving to Nashville.
Academically, Rosca has been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the past four years and is a six-time member of the Dean’s List.
On the court, Rosca notched 99 career singles wins and finished her shortened senior campaign undefeated in SEC play (4-0) and finished the season leading the conference as the highest ranked singles player in the SEC at No. 18 and reached her highest national ranking at No. 8.
In postseason competition, Rosca has continuously stepped up. During her junior campaign, Rosca clinched the match against Georgia Tech to send the team to the 2018 national championship match. In individual competition, Rosca was selected to compete in both the 2018 and 2019 NCAA singles tournament.
Most recently named the Ohio Valley Regional Senior Player of the Year, Rosca has earned multiple top honors over the past four years. Rosca has been named First Team All-SEC, SEC All-Tournament team, SEC All-Freshman team, ITA Regional Player to Watch and named the SEC Player of the Week (Feb. 19).
Off the court, Rosca is an active volunteer in her community. Last season, she travelled to Morocco for a service trip with fellow student-athletes to help distribute shoes through Soles4Souls.
Rosca is also an avid volunteer at both Eakin and Buena Vista Elementary school where she helps host tennis clinics for the students as well as reading to the younger students. Over the past four years, Rosca has been very involved with various community outreach initiatives through Vanderbilt Athletics such as volunteering at Rise Against Hunger, SAAC holiday parties, Soles4Souls donation drives and the VUMC Dance Marathon.
Rosca, who will be returning this upcoming season for her extra year of eligibility, represents Vanderbilt as the only student-athlete to be named to the All-America team.