Hollis garnered A-10 plaudits for a third consecutive season. She was a second-team All-Conference honoree last year and was named Most Outstanding Rookie Performer in 2011. Elmore collected All-Academic laurels for a second consecutive season.
The selection of Elmore and Hollis to the Academic All-Conference team marks the second time in three years that Saint Louis has had two student-athletes on the prestigious list.
Hollis tied for the team lead in singles victories, posting a 17-8 record that included a 12-5 dual-meet mark at No. 1. Her 11-7 doubles record included a 10-5 ledger in duals across all three positions.
Hollis won a match in the singles main draw at the ITA Central Region Championships and was victorious against Temple at No. 1 doubles in the A-10 Championship first round. She finished the season tied for ninth in singles wins and tied for 14th in doubles wins on the SLU career lists. Hollis is a nursing major who has made the A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll three times.
Elmore was a fixture at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles this year. She registered a 14-11 singles record (9-9 in duals) and was 9-13 in doubles (7-9 in duals).
Elmore teamed with Hollis for the doubles win at the A-10 Championship, part of the senior’s 4-1 doubles record against A-10 opponents. She concluded her career third in doubles wins and seventh in singles wins on the SLU career lists. A communication sciences and disorders major, Elmore has made the A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll every semester.
Hollis and Elmore helped lead Saint Louis to a 12-8 record, giving the Billikens a sixth consecutive winning season.
“I am so proud of Steff Hollis and Mia Elmore for being recognized by the A-10 for their hard work on the court and in the classroom,” head coach Jon Zych said. “Steff and Mia hold themselves and their teammates to a high academic standard. They set the tone for our culture of excellence driven by focus and lofty goals.“Steff earned a place on the A-10 first team by setting an example of excellent determination, joy of the battle and constant improvement,” Zych said. “She has improved each year by killing her comfort zone and playing aggressively at the right times. I am proud of her. She and her teammates are hungry to achieve even more next year.”