Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks women's tennis player and recent graduate Brittany Hein was named to the 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America All-District VI First Team, it was announced by the College of Sports Information Directors of America district coordinator Thursday.
Hein, a native of Grand Prairie, Texas, played four seasons at Ozarks and was named the American Southwest Conference Player of the Week after posting a 3-0 record in singles play and a 4-0 mark in doubles action her junior campaign. She was on the ASC All-Academic team three seasons.
Hein graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in political science.
As an All-District First Team member, Hein will have her nomination forwarded to the national ballot, from which student-athletes will be selected as Academic All-Americans. The Academic All-District VI Team for the college division recognizes outstanding NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and NAIA student-athletes from the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
To be eligible for Academic All-America honors, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for their career. Freshmen are not eligible.