CONWAY, S .C. Coastal Carolina womens tennis junior Marie Matrka (Wilmington, Ohio) was named to the 2004 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District III University Womens At-Large first team. With the honor, Matrka will be placed on the national ballot for the Academic All-America team.
Matrka, a biology major carrying a 3.99 grade point average, was selected as the Big South Conference Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year this past season. She was a first team All-Big South selection, going 15-5 overall and 6-1 in the conference. Matrka also earned a spot on the All-Conference doubles team along with senior Medina Bajrambasic (Zewica, Bosnia). The duo went 16-3 on the season and a perfect 7-0 in the Big South, as well as 3-0 at the first doubles spot in the Big South Tournament, where the Lady Chants played to the finals but fell to Winthrop, 4-1. Matrka has 64 career singles victories, fifth overall in Coastal womens tennis history.