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At Cal St. Fullerton and Long Beach, tennis, studying go hand-in-hand
At Cal St. Fullerton and Long Beach, tennis, studying go hand-in-hand

The NCAA and its member institutions often refer to "student-athletes" but the front side of the term isn't often highlighted in a sports section. We asked officials from the Southland's Division I universities to point us toward their best and brightest — the teams that made classroom performance a priority. Here is what we found at Cal State Long Beach and Cal State Fullerton: Many of the best tennis players at the college level have been raised in hyper-competitive environments. They spend countless hours practicing to perfect their serves, volleys and strokes while perpetually focused on rising in the rankings. So it goes in sports where the outcome...

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