A Graduation Story: Hadzisabic Stands Alone

San Jose, Calif.-----Women’s tennis player Sanda Hadzisabic is one of the most traveled San Jose State University student-athletes. Born in Bosnia, her family settled in Amarillo, Texas when she was 10-years-old.

    The graduate of Tascosa High School in Amarillo became a Spartan in 2005. Since her sport adopted a loose conference schedule of dual matches prior to the annual Western Athletic Conference Championship, she had the opportunity to play in Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Idaho and New Mexico.

    Perhaps her most meaningful journey as an undergraduate was to Spartan Stadium on May 23 as a San Jose State graduate and the only student-athlete in the Class of 2009 to major in political science.

    A three-time San Jose State University student-athlete and soon-to-be three Academic All-Western Athletic Conference honoree, she graduated magna cum laude. Her cumulative grade-point average was better than 3.70 during her 3.5 years as an undergraduate.

    “It means hard work has paid off,” said Hadzisabic who played both singles and doubles for the Spartans.

    Hadzisabic already is into her post-graduate education pursuing a M.B.A. at San Jose State. Her long-term goal is to work in government either at a local or state level.

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