Gisela Cairo Baza
Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
The Salukis have 17 or more wins in each of the last three years.
Three Saluki women are making consecutive appearances to the Scholar-Athlete team.
The Salukis defeated the Redbirds in Normal for the first time in head coach Audra Aderson's tenure.
With the win, SIU is tied for second in the MVC headed into the final match of the season Saturday.
2013-14: Named Honorable Mention MVC Scholar-Athlete...Played in every match during the season...Went 16-12 in singles while posting a 5-1 MVC record...Finished the season winning seven of her last ten matches...Finished 3-4 in doubles.
2012-13: Played in 16 singles matches during the year, winning 14...Won her last 11 matches of the season from Nov. 2, 2012 to Apr. 14, 2013...Went 7-0 in the fall season and 7-2 in the spring...Finished 2-0 in the MVC in singles play...Played primarily at the No. 6 position.
2011-12: Competed in 23 singles matches, finishing 14-9 in singles play...2-2 in MVC singles play...Finished 7-3 in doubles play...Won five straight matches from Sep. 10, 2011 to Oct. 9, 2011...First collegiate win came on Sep. 10, 2011 against Madeline Jolly of Saint Louis in a 9-7 singles victory.
Personal: Majoring in Biochemistry...Daughter of Jordi Cairo` Galofre' and Mercedes Baza Hernandez...Father is a storekeeper and mother works in administration...Previously ranked No. 105 in Women's Open in Spain...Born April 16, 1993 in Barcelona, Spain...Has a twin sister who also plays tennis at SIU... Participated in swimming, drawing, and poetry.