Jokic Named Finalist For Honda Sport Award For Tennis


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ATHENS,Ga. — For the second time in her profession, College of Georgia senior Katarina Jokic (pronounced YOLK-itch) has been named a finalist for the Honda Sport Award for Tennis, it was introduced Tuesday.

Jokic is without doubt one of the 4 finalists together with Sara Daavettila (College of North Carolina), Emma Navarro (College of Virginia) and Estela Perez-Somarriba (College of Miami, Fla.), as introduced by Chris Voelz, Government Director of The Collegiate Ladies Sports activities Awards (CWSA). The tennis finalists have been chosen by a mixture of NCAA Championship finishes and nationwide tennis rankings. The Honda Sport Award winner for Tennis shall be introduced later this week after voting by directors from over 1,000 NCAA member colleges. Every NCAA member establishment has a vote.

Jokic, a local of Novi Grad, Bosnia who graduated with a level in threat administration, led the 2021 Bulldogs to a ultimate nationwide rating of No. 4. Georgia went 23-2, captured the SEC common season and event crowns and superior to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships. At present, Jokic is ranked No. 4 nationally in singles and No. 6 in doubles (ultimate ITA rankings are due out June 2). She earned six All-America honors in her profession, 4 in singles and two in doubles. She posted a 95-19 profession singles report and 77-33 in doubles.

Jokic was a finalist for the 2019 award received by Perez-Somarriba. There have been no spring sport award winners in 2020 as a result of cancellation of competitors and championships by conferences and the NCAA due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Honda Sport Award has been introduced yearly by the CWSA for the previous 45 years to the highest ladies athletes in 12 NCAA- sanctioned sports activities and signifies “one of the best of one of the best in collegiate athletics.” The winner of the game award turns into a finalist for the Collegiate Girl Athlete of the 12 months and the celebrated 2021 Honda Cup which shall be introduced throughout a telecast on CBS Sports activities Community, on June twenty eighth, at 9 pm ET.

The CWSA, celebrating its forty fifth anniversary yr, has honored the nation’s high NCAA ladies athletes for his or her superior athletic expertise, management, tutorial excellence and eagerness to take part in neighborhood service. Since commencing its partnership in 1986, Honda has supplied greater than $3.4 million in institutional grants to the schools of the award winners and nominees to assist ladies’s athletics packages.

–Jokic profession bio highlights below–

Katarina Jokic, Senior, College of Georgia

Profession Highlights:

Two-time Honda Award finalist and six-time All-American (4 in singles, two in doubles)…Profession singles report of 95-19 and 77-33 in doubles…2019 ITA NCAA Division 1 Nationwide Participant of the 12 months…Completed because the No. 1 ranked singles participant within the nation in 2019…2018 Oracle/ITA Nationwide Fall Singles Champion…NCAA Singles Finalist……2019 ITA Nationwide Staff Indoor Championship and Most Excellent Participant……2018 SEC Freshman of the 12 months…4-time Dean’s Record and AD Honor Roll…Graduated with a level in Threat Administration.

2020-21 (Senior):

Led 2021 squad to ultimate ITA rating of No. 4 as NCAA quarterfinalist, SEC Common Season and SEC Match champion…Earned All-America honors in singles and doubles as No. 4 seed in 2021 NCAA Singles Championship and 5-8 seed within the NCAA Doubles Championship with Ariana Arseneault…Ranked as excessive as No 1 in ITA singles rankings for 2 weeks and presently ranked No. 4 in singles and No. 6 in doubles (Last Rankings due out June 2)……2021 SEC Participant of the 12 months-only the second Bulldog to be SEC Freshman of the 12 months and Participant of the 12 months of their profession…Two-time first-Staff All-SEC…Clinched team-high seven matches in 2021 for the Bulldogs…Helped Bulldogs win the SEC Common Season and Match Titles…Named SEC Participant of the Week 4 instances this season (Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, March 17)…First ladies’s tennis athlete to win the award three-straight weeks and 4 instances in a single season…Toppled the No. 1 ranked duo within the nation within the quarterfinals of the SEC Match…Completed the autumn going 13-3 with seven singles wins and 6 doubles wins…Went undefeated in singles on the SEC Problem and was topped SEC Problem Singles Champion…Recipient of the Leighton Ballew Ladies’s Tennis Scholarship.


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