Talon Hatch | Posted: 2 May 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Malykh named to WCC All-Academic Team, Cusick Honorable Mention

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. ­– BYU women’s tennis player Polina Malykh was selected to the 2018 West Coast Conference Women’s Tennis All-Academic Team. Kate Cusick was named All-Academic Honorable Mention.

Malykh, a sophomore from Moscow, Russia, earned a 3.82 GPA and is currently studying Communications. Malykh played in every regular season match this season and posted a 12-5 record for the Cougars, finishing the season in the No. 3 singles position.

From Provo, Utah, Cusick also just finished her second year at BYU with a 3.25 GPA and is studying Communications. The sophomore earned 16 wins in singles play this year and competed in No. 2 doubles with Malykh. The duo lead the team in WCC play with a 6-3 record.

To be considered for the all-academic team, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a significant contributor to his or her team. The WCC selects an all-academic team for each WCC-sponsored sport at the conclusion of each athletic season. To read the WCC’s full release, click here.



Name Insitution Class GPA Major
Nicole Anderson San Diego Sophomore 3.75 Undeclared
Siobhan Anderson Loyola Marymount Sophomore 3.68 Finance
Radina Dimitrova Portland Junior 3.99 Business
Zeinea El Tawil Santa Clara Senior 3.34 Economics
Laura Gulbe Pepperdine Senior 3.64 International Studies (Management)
Ashely Lahey Pepperdine Sophe 3.87 Sports Medicine
Polina Malykh Brigham Young Sophomore 3.82 Communications
Kareena Manji Saint Mary's Senior 3.56 Business Administration
Vanessa Nommensen Saint Mary's Senior 3.95 Business Administration
Giannina Ong Santa Clara Senior 3.91 English, Classical Studies & Women's and Gender Studies
Maayan Sela Pacific Junior  3.64 Business Administration
Sophie Whittle Gonzaga Junior 3.47 Physical Education

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