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Hoppe, Huang, Vandeputte Twins Named CSC Academic All-District

by Frank Mercogliano

GREENWOOD, Ind. — Leonie Hoppe, Hsuan Huang, Maud Vandeputte and Bente Vandeputte were all honored by College Sports Communicators as CSC Academic All-District selections.  Both Hoppe and Huang advance to the national ballot for potential Academic All-America honors.

Hoppe and Huang are attempting to become just the third Lobo women’s tennis players to earn Academic All-America honors after Mari Forbes was named third team in 1984 and Courtney Choate was named first team in 2002.

In order to make CSC Academic All-District, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.5 overall grade point average and play in 70 percent of the matches.

Hoppe and Huang both earned All-Mountain West honors, Huang in singles and Hoppe in doubles.  Huang went 17-8 in singles, including 11-4 in the spring season and 9-4 at No. 3 singles.  She also won 21 doubles matches, going 21-7 for the Lobos including 16-3 at No. 2 doubles.  Hoppe led the team in singles wins with 22, going 22-8 including 11-2 at No. 5 singles and 15-3 overall in dual matches.  She also won 13 of her last 14 matches, and she went 23-8 in doubles, including 15-3 at No. 1 doubles.  She led UNM in total wins with 45 as UNM won its first Mountain West regular season title as the team went 19-3 for a school record .864 winning percentage.

Maud and Bente Vandeputte also both earned CSC Academic All-District honors.  The twins played doubles together for most of the season.  Maud went 18-8 overall and Bente 16-6, and together they were 12-4 overall.  Maud was second on the team in singles wins, going 21-13 including 13-4 at No. 4 singles and she led the team with 16 dual match wins.  Bente won 10 singles matches on the year and was 5-4 in dual matches for the season.