Earlier this week, Abigail Tere-Apisah (PNG) was inducted into The Georgia State Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2021, an elite group of five encompassing five different sports. The group will be honored at the homecoming football game on the 23rd October, as the Panthers take on Texas State.
Abigail Tere-Apisah is arguably the most decorated student-athlete in Georgia State history, Abigail Tere-Apisah was a two-time All-American (2012, 2014), three-time NCAA Singles Championship participant, two-time NCAA Double Championship participant, and earned both Sun Belt Conference and CAA Player of the Year honors. Tere-Apisah earned all-conference first team honors four times in singles, three times in doubles, and led the 2014 women’s tennis team to the Sun Belt Conference Championship.
As a senior in 2014, she finished 15th in the final ITA singles rankings and No. 23 in doubles with Masa Grgan. She set a school-record with 32 wins and reached the semifinals of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles Championship. She concluded the year earning the GSU Blue Carpet Award as Female Student-Athlete of the Year. Upon graduation, Tere-Apisah turned her attention to the professional ranks where she reached as high as No. 276 in the world in singles play.
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