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Broda, Robinson Named To All-ACC Academic Squad

June 26, 2017

By Joanne Norell

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – A pair of University of Notre Dame women’s tennis players were recognized for their excellence on the court and in the classroom Monday as Monica Robinson (’17) and rising senior Brooke Broda were named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team.

It was the first all-academic team honor for Robinson, who graduated with degrees in marketing and Spanish. Broda was also named to the All-Academic team as a sophomore.

Robinson won in 134 combined singles and doubles matches in her four years at Notre Dame, including a 73-48 record in singles. She has ranked as high as No. 10 nationally in doubles, qualifying for the 2015 NCAA Doubles Championship while being named to the All-ACC Third Team that same season. In 2017, she was honored as an All-ACC Second Team selection, as well as the ITA’s Most Improved Player for the Midwest Region. Robinson was also a Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant and held one of three captain spots in 2016-17.

In May, Robinson won two of Notre Dame’s most prestigious awards at the annual O.S.C.A.R.S. ceremony: the Francis Patrick O’Connor Award and the Byron V. Kanaley Award. Later that month, she became the program’s first national ITA/Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship and Leadership Award winner. The award is given annually to men’s and women’s players across all divisions who have exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements.

Broda posted a 12-9 record at the No. 2 singles spot in 2017, and went 18-11 overall. She boasts a 46-13 singles record in two seasons, having gone 28-2 as a sophomore when she was named to the All-ACC Third Team. The West Chester, Ohio, product is enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and majoring in accountancy.

2017 ACC Women’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Hayley Carter, Sr., North Carolina

2017 All-ACC Academic Women’s Tennis Team
Asiya Dair, Jr., Boston College
Daniela Ruiz, Jr., Clemson
Constanza Gorches, Fr., Clemson
Meible Chi, Fr., Duke
Ellyse Hamlin, So., Duke
Samantha Harris, Jr., Duke
Chalena Maess-Scholl, Sr., Duke
Kaitlyn McCarthy, So., Duke
Gabriela Castaneda, Jr., Florida State
Daniela Schippers, Sr., Florida State
Mariana Humberg, Jr., Louisville
Sinead Lohan, Jr., Miami
Estela Perez, Fr., Miami
Martina Frantova, Sr., NC State
Jessie Aney, So., North Carolina
Hayley Carter, Sr., North Carolina
Sara Daavettila, Fr., North Carolina
Alexa Graham, Fr., North Carolina
Makenna Jones, Fr., North Carolina
Chloe Ouellet-Pizer, So., North Carolina
Brooke Broda, Jr., Notre Dame
Monica Robinson, Sr., Notre Dame
Gabriela Knutson, So., Syracuse
Miranda Ramirez, Fr., Syracuse
Elena Cerezo Codina, Jr., Virginia Tech
Francesca Fusinato, Sr., Virginia Tech
Natalie Novotna, Fr., Virginia Tech
Samantha Asch, Sr., Wake Forest
Luisa Fernandez, Sr., Wake Forest
Kimmy Guerin, Sr., Wake Forest


Joanne Norell, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2014 and coordinates communications efforts for the Notre Dame women’s soccer, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and fencing programs. Norell is a 2011 graduate of Purdue University and earned her master’s degree from Georgetown University in 2013.