Senior Meg Hartzell of Marian University women’s tennis has been voted onto the Google Cloud Academic All-District® team, as presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The Google Cloud Academic All-America program was created in the 1950’s and has become one of the most prestigious honors that takes into account athletic achievement and academic success. The program requires student-athletes to achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and play a prominent role on their team. Hartzell earns the award as part of the at-large team which combines several sports including fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling. The award is broken down into eight regions with Hartzell earning her award in the sixth district which comprises of Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Hartzell closed out an illustrious career at Marian earning her fourth all-conference award for her play in singles action to highlight the athletic side of the Google Cloud Academic All-District® team selection. In her four seasons as a Sabre, she earned 83 total wins putting her third all-time in program history. Her 41 singles wins puts her fourth in program history, while her 42 doubles wins are good for second. Hartzell earned all 41 of her singles wins at the No. 1 flight putting her second in program history for wins at the top flight. This season, Hartzell posted a 10-5 record at the No. 1 singles flight with a dominant 8-2 mark coming in conference matches. She had just as strong of a season in doubles action going 10-3 with a 2-0 mark at the No. 1 doubles flight and an 8-3 ledger at No. 3.
For her career, her freshman and sophomore seasons proved to be her best in terms of wins earning 12 singles victories in each of those seasons, the third-most wins at the top flight in program history in a single season. Hartzell was also a key component of the Sabres earning a spot in the NACC tournament all four years of her career. Marian women’s tennis went on to post three double-digit win seasons and three winning seasons during her career.
On the academics side, she was able to post a 3.95 grade point average towards her degree in education to qualify for Google Cloud Academic All-District®. Hartzell is the second female student-athlete this season to earn the award and third student-athlete at Marian as a whole to earn Google Cloud Academic All-District® recognition.
To view the release and full Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams, please visit https://academicallamerica.com/documents/2019/5/16//Acad_AtLargeW_2018_19.pdf?id=2987.