Three members of Slippery Rock University's women's tennis team, Gabriela del Val del Toro, Dari Sakhanova, and Tina Slovak, have been selected for the 2024 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Team.

By the Numbers
  • To qualify, student-athletes must be academically and athletically at least sophomores, with a GPA above 3.50 and must have competed in 70% of their team's matches.
  • del Val del Toro boasts a 3.898 GPA, with 141 career victories and three All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division honors.
  • Sakhanova holds a 3.878 GPA and was the 2023 PSAC West Freshman of the Year, while Slovak has a 3.672 GPA and excelled in singles matches with a 16-3 record in 2024.
State of Play
  • Slippery Rock University had a successful 2024 season with a 15-8 team record, advancing to the NCAA Tournament where they won their first-round match.
  • Under head coach Matt Meredith, SRU has made 20 NCAA Tournament appearances and has a streak of winning at least one match in the tournament for the past three years.
Bottom Line

Three standout student-athletes from Slippery Rock University have been recognized for their academic and athletic achievements, contributing to the team's successful season and continued presence in the NCAA Tournament under Coach Meredith's leadership.