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Gia McKnight
Gia McKnight

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Morgan Park

07/27/2012

BIG EAST Recognizes 2011-12 All-Academic Team

A total of 150 DePaul student-athletes were honored by the conference

07/19/2012

Women's Tennis Earns ITA Team Academic Honor

All seven women's tennis players were recognized for their individual GPAs above 3.5

06/12/2012

Six Blue Demons Receive Senior Leadership Awards

University Community Honors Ciezki, Fraser, McKnight, Nedow, Ortiz, Westley

06/01/2012

Athletics Banquet Celebrates Best and Brightest

DePaul Honors Student-Athletes Thursday Night in Rosemont

06/01/2012

Athletics Banquet Celebrates Best and Brightest

DePaul Honors Student-Athletes Thursday Night in Rosemont

11/10/2011

2011-12 Women's Tennis

2011-12 Women's Tennis

Demon Notes:
Fifth winningest player in DePaul Tennis History with 90 career singles and 85 doubles victories... ranked No. 31 in the Campbell's ITA 2010 Preseason Doubles rankings with partner Selma Salkovic... All-Conference performer in 2010-11... named the BIG EAST Women's Tennis Player of the Week on April 20, 2011... earned All-BIG EAST Academic honors in 2009, 2010 and 2011... 2011 and 2012 ITA Scholar Athlete... member of DePaul 2011-12 Captains' Council.

Senior Season 2011-12 (Singles: 21-16 | Doubles: 22-14)
ITA Scholar Athlete... fifth winningest player in DePaul Tennis History with 90 career singles and 85 doubles victories... recorded her second-consecutive 20-win season in singles with a 21-16 mark... posted a 6-3 record against BIG EAST opponents... played in the No. 2 and No. 3 positions... went 14-8 in the No. 3 spot and was 1-0 in the No. 2 spot... closed out the season by winning five of her last seven matches... ranked as high as No. 64 in doubles with Jasmin Kling... had a pair of five-match singles winning streaks throughout the season... entered the BIG EAST Championship with a team-best 6-1 BIG EAST record... with her doubles partner Kling posted an 8-6 win over the then-No. 14 pair in the country.

Junior Season 2010-11 (Singles: 21-19 | Doubles: 23-15)
Named All-BIG EAST Conference... posted a 21-19 singles record including a 6-2 mark against BIG EAST opponents... played in the second and third positions... posted a 12-8 mark in No. 2 and went 4-2 in the No. 3 spot... season-long five-match winning streak from Feb. 4-Feb. 12... posted a 23-15 mark in doubles action... played No. 1 and No. 2 doubles... closed out her junior season by teaming-up with Kelsey Lawson in the second position and went 4-2 including wins over tandems from Marquette, Cincinnati and Rutgers... teamed up with Katarina Milinkovic for an impressive 8-1 victory over Louisville's No. 33 doubles team on Feb. 6... ranked No. 31 in the Campbell's ITA Preseason Doubles rankings with partner Selma Salkovic... finished the fall with a 6-2 doubles mark and reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Midwest Regional with Salkovic... went 9-3 in doubles action during the fall... posted a 4-8 mark in singles action.

Sophomore Season 2009-10 (Singles: 18-17| Doubles: 16-13)
Finished her sophomore campaign 18-17 and went 5-4 against BIG EAST opponents in singles action... won three of her last five matches which included a 2-1 record at the BIG EAST Championship... saw singles action in the number three, four and dive position... posted a 9-8 record when playing in the number five position... clinched DePaul's 4-3 win over No. 68 BYU... went 16-13 in doubles action, including a 10-7 mark when partnered with Katarina Milinkovic... went 5-4 in doubles action against BIG EAST foes.

Freshman Season 2008-09 (Singles:30-8 | Doubles: 24-18)
Tallied a team-high 30-8 singles record... posted a 4-0 record at the Bronco Invitational to win Gold Flight singles crown... earned nine wins from the No. 4 singles position and eight at No. 5... picked up two doubles victories at the BIG EAST Championships with partner Katarina Milinkovic... concluded the season with a 24-18 doubles record... recorded a tournament-season singles record of 12-4 to lead the team.

High School
A two-time individual city champion... four-time team city champion... placed seventh at the state competition in 2005... improved to a fifth place finish at State her junior year... four year varsity letter winner... was a captain of her team... graduated fourth in her class.

Personal
Daughter of Edward and Cherie McKnight... biology major.