Sutjiadi Named to CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large Third Team

AUSTIN – Kentucky junior Aldila Sutjiadi has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America At-Large Third Team, as announced by the organization on Thursday.  

Sutjiadi is just the third Kentucky women’s tennis player to earn the distinction of CoSIDA Academic All-America, joining Lene Holm Larsen and Courtney Allen.  Additionally, she is the first Wildcat to earn the distinction in nearly two decades, with Allen claiming third-team honors in 1997.

“I am excited to see Aldila being recognized for her hard work on and off the court,” commended head coach Carlos Dradá.  “In my opinion, Aldila does a great job prioritizing her time in college and she is able to focus her time on the things that will give her leverage to maximizer her future.  In addition to her efforts academically and on the tennis court, Aldila is a strong and committed leader who makes the right choices daily.”

The Jakarta, Indonesia, native has received a wealth of accolades both athletically and academically in her junior campaign, most recently as the 2016 recipient of the NCAA Elite 90 Award on May 24.  The Elite 90 is given to the student-athlete from each of the NCAA’s 90 championship sports with the highest cumulative GPA participating at the finals site. It was the second consecutive season that Sutjiadi nabbed the nation’s top student-athlete award for women’s tennis.

Sutjiadi boasts a flawless 4.00 GPA in mathematical economics and is one half of Kentucky’s top doubles team with Mami Adachi, which finished as the No. 1 team in the nation in the last ITA rankings release of the season.  The duo had one of the most illustrious doubles campaigns in program history, locking down All-America distinction by earning the No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA Doubles Championship to be UK’s first doubles All-Americans since Kim Coventry and Joelle Schwenk in 2007.  She also earned a final individual ranking of No. 36, sitting as high as No. 29 during the season, and was the first Wildcat to be named to the All-Southeastern Conference First Team since 2006.

The junior posted a 16-6 record in singles, playing primarily in the No. 2 singles spot, along with an 8-4 mark in SEC play.  In doubles, Sutjiadi and Adachi had a 17-set winning streak during the dual campaign, sweeping through league opponents at 11-0.  The two finished as the runners-up in two national championships in the fall, and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Doubles Championship.

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