Buff and Blue Named All-Academic Team; Five Earn Scholar-Athlete Status
Annual Commencement on National Mall Highlights Weeklong Activities
Pascarella Becomes Fourth Colonials' Player to Garner Four Consecutive Postseason Honors
Colonials Wrap Season After Reaching Conference Semifinal for First Time Since 2011
Colonials Earn 4-0 Win Over Hawks to Reach Conference Semifinals
2012-13: Named to Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team for third straight postseason honor...Posted an overall singles record of 15-14 and a 7-11 dual-match record, competing primarily at the No. 1 position...Went 3-2 against A-10 competition...Fought back to win final match of season over Massachusetts' Sonia Bokhari at A-10 Championship...Won four straight matches en route to Georgetown Fall Classic singles crown (Sept. 23, 2012)...Tabbed A-10 Co-Performer of the Week (Feb. 27, 2013) after helping Colonials win fourth consecutive match...Produced an 11-9 overall doubles record and a 7-8 throughout the spring...Teamed up with Mimi Hamling for a 6-7 mark at No. 1 doubles...Went 2-2 against A-10 opponents...Named to GW Athletics Academic Dean's List and Fall 2012 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2011-12: Posted an overall record of 16-10 in singles action...Competed primarily at the No. 2 spot...Won four of final six singles matches (two unfinished)...Went 12-9 overall in doubles, including a 12-7 mark in the No. 2 flight with classmate Isabella Escobar...Won five of last seven doubles matches (one unfinished)...Named to Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team for second straight year...Was the lone Colonials player to be tabbed A-10 Performer of the Week (Jan. 30)...Named to GW's Athletics Department Academic Dean's List.
2010-11: At No. 3 singles, posted a 11-6 record...Had a five-match win streak from Mar. 27-Apr. 9, defeating opponents from Temple, Longwood, Towson, Temple, Rhode Island and Xavier...Went 6-7 spring doubles record...Named to Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team.
High School: A four-year varsity player for Lincoln-Way East coach Chris Olson, as well as a four-year state qualifier...As an individual, won two conference championships and three sectional championships...Helped the Griffins win four conference and sectional championships...Holds the school record with 111 career singles victories...Has an overall 120-33 career high school record...Member of the National, History and Math Honors Societies...Named an Illinois State Scholar...Practiced tennis at the Score Tennis and Fitness Club from 2002-2010.
Personal: Born Leah Elizabeth Pascarella on Aug. 29, 1991, in Hinsdale, IL...Daughter of Donna and Curtis Pascarella...Has an older brother, Adam, and an older sister, Lesley...Volunteered in the playroom at the University of Chicago Children's Hospital...Plans to major in political communication.
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