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Bubien, Walsh get top grade in C-USA

The SMU men’s and women’s tennis teams are a day away from starting competition at the Conference USA Championships, but two Mustangs already have garnered top distinctions from the league.

Senior women’s player Natalia Bubien and sophomore men’s tennis player Darren Walsh were named to the conference’s All-Academic team, which was announced by the league on Wednesday.

Bubien, who also was an academic selection in 2007 and 2008, plans to graduate with a major in psychology and a minor in biological sciences. She has a 3.86 GPA and has guided the Mustangs to a No. 1 seed in this weekend’s conference tournament.

She began the season at No. 1 singles, then moved to No. 2 when freshman Marta Lesniak became eligible in February.

Walsh, a computer science major, has earned a 3.93 GPA. On the court, Walsh and partner Adham el-Effendi are the No. 33-ranked doubles team in the nation.

The No. 3 seed Mustangs (15-9) take the court at 2 p.m. Friday against UCF in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament.

The SMU women await the winner of the first round match between No. 8 UTEP and No. 9 Memphis, which takes place today. The winner faces SMU at 10 a.m. Friday.

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