*Courtesy Alabama Media Relations
ATHENS, Ga. - Emily Zabor, a junior at The University of Alabama, is the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championship. This is the second consecutive year Zabor has won the award and third in a row for the Crimson Tide as Mary Anne Daines collected the honors in 2012.
Zabor, who graduated in three years with a 4.000 GPA with a degree in commerce & business administration, majoring in marketing, was presented the award during the NCAA team banquet Wednesday evening in Athens, Ga.
Zabor has been a member of the President's List and Dean's List throughout her academic career and is also a two-time National ITA Scholar-Athlete Award and member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
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.