What you need to know:
* Georgia State’s Delaney Rohan and Chelsea Ross received the CCSA’s highest recognition Thursday afternoon. The Panthers’ No. 1 pair was named CCSA Pair of the Year and First-Team All-Conference for setting the standard on the sand this season. Haley Pa’akaula and Jessica Fourspring took home CCSA All-Academic Honors on Tuesday.
* The GSU duo posted a 21-9 record playing exclusively in the No. 1 flight this season. Fourspring and Pa’akaula are members of the All-Academic team with respective GPA’s of 4.1 and 4.0.
* Rohan, Ross, Pa’akaula, Fourspring and the rest of the Panthers are in action Friday at 10:30 a.m. versus Charleston to kick off the CCSA Championship.
ATLANTA – No. 9 Georgia State received several academic and athletic honors this week as the team has been preparing for the CCSA Championship in Emerson, Ga.
Senior Delaney Rohan and graduate transfer Chelsea Ross won the CCSA’s highest honor Thursday afternoon. Rohan and Ross took home the conference’s Pair of the Year Award in recognition of their stellar 2017 season. Both were unanimously selected to the CCSA's All-Conference Team.
“The Pair of the Year Award is the most prestigious award players can receive,” head coach Beth Van Fleet said. “It is great for Delaney and Chelsea to be recognized by their coaches and peers. We have enjoyed watching them compete and problem solve this season and look forward to seeing what they can accomplish in the postseason.”
Rohan and Ross went 21-9 this season in the No. 1 flight with quality wins versus No. 4 Florida State, No. 12 South Carolina and No. 15 FAU. The tandem also went 2-0 versus No. 1 pairs from No. 7 LSU and No. 13 Stetson. Rohan became GSU’s all-time dual wins leader earlier this season.
Senior Jessica Fourspring and graduate transfer Haley Pa’akaula earned spots on the CCSA All-Academic Team. Fourspring totaled a GPA of 4.1 as an Exercise Science Major and Pa’akaula netted a 4.0 as she pursues her Masters in Global Hospitality Management.
“We are very proud of the time and attention that both have invested in their athletic endeavors, but also their academic success,” Van Fleet said. “We take a lot of pride in our team GPA and these two student-athletes are contributors as well as everyone else on the team.”
These four honorees and the rest of the Panthers begin their quest for a CCSA Championship Friday at 10:30 a.m. versus College of Charleston.
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