Midwestern State junior Kayla Casey earned Lone Star Conference Academic Player of the Year honors as released by league officials Thursday afternoon.
The junior from Franklin, Texas sports a 3.85 grade-point average as an elementary education major.
Casey was an LSC All-Academic Team selection last season and an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete in 2013 and 2014. She was also a Capital One Academic All-District performer a season ago.
Casey, who is currently 34th in the ITA national singles rankings, was an ITA Regional Player to Watch in 2014 and finished with a No. 20 national doubles ranking with Taylor Coffman last season.
The 5-5 right-hander amassed 87 career dual victories including an 8-7 mark at the No. 1 singles position this season while going 13-6 in doubles play to help the Mustangs to a No. 14 national ranking.
Junior Maddie Schorlemmer also garnered LSC All-Academic accolades for the first time. She boasts a 3.67 grade-point average and was named the Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities and Social Sciences Psychology Student of the Year for the 2014-15 academic year.
The Argyle native enjoyed a stellar bounceback campaign after missing much of the 2014 season due to injury. She carries an 11-8 singles mark while going 15-4 in doubles teaming with sophomore Paige Boykin to help the Mustangs to a second consecutive Lone Star Conference championship.
Joining Casey and Schorlemmer on the LSC All-Academic Team are Texas A&M-Kingsville's Marija Dimitrovska and Mariaxi Herrera along with Samantha Wood and Paula Gutierrez of Cameron.
To be eligible for LSC academic honors, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.30 grade-point average and have reached sophomore status both athletically and academically.
The Academic Player of the Year award and All-Academic teams are selected from the list of academically qualified players with the league's sports information directors voting on the basis of both academic and athletic achievement.