OMAHA, Neb. – Creighton women’s tennis junior Jennie Hartjes earned a 2014 Capital One Academic All-District VII Women’s At-Large First Team honor as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced Thursday.
Hartjes received recognition for hard work both on the court and in the classroom. The Academic All-District honor is the first for Hartjes. It marks the first At-Large selection received by a Creighton female student-athlete since golfer Maggy Hejlek in 2010. At-Large sports at CU include golf, rowing and tennis.
As a First Team All-District member Hartjes will be placed on a national ballot for a chance to be recognized as an Academic All-America selection while competing against student-athletes from across the country.
The Woodbury, Minn., native put together an impressive year on and off the courts for the Bluejays in 2014. Hartjes claimed BIG EAST Women’s Tennis Player of the Week honors twice this year.
She played at No. 1 singles and doubles all season for the Bluejays. She posted a 14-6 dual match record at No. 1 singles and an 8-5 dual match record at No. 1 doubles. She had a perfect month of March going 6-0 in both singles and doubles at the No. 1 position.
Hartjes ranks in a tie at No. 14 for all-time singles wins at Creighton with 49. Her career doubles victory total of 47 stands in a tie for No. 9 in the CU record books. As a result, the junior’s 96 combined wins rank No. 15 all-time in program history.
She carries a 4.00 grade point average in biochemistry. Earlier this year Hartjes earned a notable honor off the court as a 2014 Goldwater Scholar in recognition of her academic achievements in the natural sciences. She claimed Academic Excellence Awards in each of her first five semesters at Creighton.
Hartjes is also the co-captain of the women’s tennis team, a member of the Honors Program, a CURAS ambassador and a volunteer for Tennis Buddies (a Special Olympics program in Nebraska).