GREENWOOD, Ind. – Score another achievement for the 2021-22 SIUE Tennis Team as it was announced on Thursday that the rising junior Jill Lambrechts earned a coveted spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large First Team. Lambrechts becomes the first Cougar tennis player to receive the honor in the program’s NCAA Division I era, and is now eligible to become the fifth student-athlete in school history to earn varsity honors. NCAA CoSIDA Division I All-American.
Lambrechts is one of three tennis student-athletes on the All-District team and joins 14 other student-athletes from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio – the four states that make up the NCAA Division I – District 5. Lambrechts is also the sole Ohio Valley Conference female student-athlete representative on all women’s At-Large teams in all districts.
On the court, Lambrechts has become one of the OVC’s most prolific tennis talents. She capped off her standout 2022 season with OVC Co-Player of the Year honors and a nod to first-team All-OVC. Lambrechts also helped the Cougars enter the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division I Women’s National Team rankings for the first time in program history after a 9-0 start to the season for the Reds and Whites. Lambrechts has been equally impressive in class, as the Beerse, Belgium native holds a 4.0 grade point average while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences.
“It’s a tremendous recognition of Jill’s incredible year,” said the SIUE head coach. Adam Albertsen. “On and off the court, she worked incredibly hard and set the tone for our program. I am thrilled to have Jill receive this prestigious honor.”
Student-athletes who earn spots on one of three CoSIDA Academic All-America teams will be announced June 15.
|Women’s All-Academy District At-Large Team – NCAA Division I – District 5|
|madison ahern||The Crosse||our Lady|
|Azure Fern||Field hockey||Kent State|
|Sophie Jacques||Ice Hockey||ohio state|
|Marlja Jovicic||Tennis||From Paul|
|Leah Mitchell||Gymnastic||state of michigan|
|payton murphy||Gymnastic||West Michigan|
|Maddie O’Reilly||Water polo||Michigan|
|Ali Schrock||Golf||state of illinois|