Cambridge, Mass.- UAlbany women's tennis sophomore Rocio Lopez-Alberca was selected to the America East All-Conference First Team in singles, which was voted on by the conference coaches. This was the first time a Great Dane tennis player has been selected on an all-conference since Courtney Michels in 2004. Lopez and No. 1 doubles partner Livia Gherman were named to the All-Conference Second Team in doubles as well.
Lopez, a Georgia Tech transfer, came onto the UAlbany squad strong, going 10-5 in the No. 1 singles. During this season, Lopez won five consecutive matches before falling victim to injury for six matches. The Madrid, Spain native won the America East Women's Player of the Week for the week of March 7-13, going 4-0 that week, 2-0 in No. 1 singles and 2-0 in No. 1 doubles.
The Great Danes finished the 2011-12 season 11-14 overall and 1-5 in the conference. UAlbany fell to Stony Brook in the first round of the America East Conference Tournament, 4-1, then defeated Hartford in the consolation bracket, 4-0.