All-American Cako named to USTA Collegiate Team

Arizona State sophomore All-American Jacqueline Cako was named to the 2012 United States Tennis Association Collegiate Team, the USTA announced today.

The USTA Collegiate Team is an elite training program for the top American collegiate tennis players. The program began in 1996 and is funded by the USTA. It is designed to provide college players with valuable exposure to the USTA Pro Circuit in a team-oriented environment during the year.

Cako was selected for the USTA Collegiate Team based on her All-American status and her runner-up finish at the ITA All-American Championships in the fall of 2011. The women’s USTA Collegiate Team camp will be held June 10-14 on clay courts in Boca Raton, Fla.

Cako, a sophomore studying biological sciences in the Barrett Honors College, is a two-time NCAA All-American and two-time All-Pac-12 second team honoree. In the fall, Cako made it to the finals of the ITA All-American Championships and earning runner-up honors after a hard-fought three-set battle against Florida’s Allie Will. In the tournament, Cako defeated a string of top-ranked players including reining NCAA Singles Champion and then No. 1-ranked Jana Juricova of California in the quarterfinals.