May 15, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -
Emily Zabor, a sophomore at The University of Alabama, is the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championship. She is the second member of the Crimson Tide to win the award in as many years as Mary Anne Macfarlane won in 2012.
Zabor, majoring in marketing, currently carries a 3.969 GPA, and was presented with the award during the championship banquet on Wednesday in Champaign, Ill.
The Elite 89, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships.
Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and a designated member of the squad size at the championship. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.
For more information on the Elite 89 award winners, log on to NCAA.com/elite89.