RICHMOND, Va. – For just the third time in program history, the Blue Hens women's tennis team has a member of the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team as graduate student and team co-captain Denny LaMachia (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) earned At-Large District 2 honors Thursday.

LaMachia, who graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance last May, is pursuing her Master's in Business Administration and currently holds a cumulative 4.00 GPA.

The 2016 CAA Women's Tennis Scholar Athlete of the Year is a three-time CAA Academic Honor Roll selection and two-time All-CAA Academic Team honoree.  She wrapped her three-year career in a Blue Hens uniform with 38 singles and 41 doubles wins and collected CAA Doubles Second Team accolades this past season.

The CoSIDA Academic All-District Team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. First team honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, where first, second and third team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

LaMachia joins current head coach Laura Leroy Travis (1989) and Megan Doran (2011) as recipients of the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team award.

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