Zsofi Golopencza (Ellwood) holds a unique distinction among every student-athlete that has ever played any sport in Peach Belt Conference history. Of them all, she is the only one to be named the PBC Player of the Year all four years of her career.
Ellwood was at the forefront of Armstrong State’s rise to power in NCAA Division II women’s tennis. In her four years on the courts in Savannah from 2000-04, she compiled a 151-9 overall singles record and was 130-19 in doubles play. A four-time All-American in both singles and doubles. She won Armstrong’s first ITA ‘Super Bowl’ singles title in 2003, was named the ITA National Rookie of the Year in 2001 and the ITA National Senior of the Year in 2004.
A native of Budapest, Hungary, she was ranked the #1 singles player in all of NCAA Division II in three of her four years at Armstrong and was inducted into the Armstrong State Hall of Fame in 2011.
She received her degree from Armstrong State in health science and later served as an assistant coach for the Pirates women’s tennis team.