Drake senior Gabriela Demos (Chesterfield, Mo.) earned first-team accolades for the third-consecutive season, while junior Manca Krizman (Solkan, Slovenia) was tabbed to the Scholar-Athlete All-Select squad.
Demos maintains a 3.8 grade-point average in business. She owns a 45-25 combined singles/doubles mark this year, including 22-5 in doubles during the dual campaign in helping Drake set a school record for wins. Demos finished 5-2 in league doubles matches with Krizman, while also sitting at 4-1 in singles play.
Boasting a 3.25 GPA in psychology, Krizman, who will graduate in only three years, maintains a team-best 55-14 combined singles/doubles mark this year, including 22-2 in singles during the dual campaign. On the strength of a 25-match singles winning streak, she has helped Drake set a school record for wins. Krizman went 5-2 in league doubles matches with Demos, while also sitting at 5-2 in singles play.
To be eligible for nominations to the MVC Scholar-Athlete teams, nominees must own a cumulative GPA of 3.20 based on a 4.0 scale and be a starter or important reserve and have played in at least 75 percent of its team's matches. Student-athletes also must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution and have completed at least one full academic year at their respective institution.
The second-seeded Bulldogs (21-6) open play at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championship on Friday (April 27) in Omaha, Neb., against seventh-seeded Northern Iowa in a 1:00 p.m. match.