CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston’s Christin Newman (Greensboro, N.C.) added another award to her already impressive academics and athletics resume being named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District IV Women’s At-Large First Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Friday.
Newman became the first women’s tennis player in school history to be named Southern Conference Player of the Year as a senior. She led the nationally-ranked Cougars to three consecutive SoCon Women’s Tennis Championship titles and NCAA Tournament appearances from 2011-13. Newman is a three-time All-SoCon First Team and two-time SoCon Player of the Week selection playing at No. 1 singles for the Cougars. She compiled 59 singles and 60 doubles victories throughout her career after transferring from Virginia Tech in the Fall of 2010.
A member of the CofC Honors College, Newman was the recipient of the prestigious J. Stewart Walker Cup, which is the highest award given by the CofC athletics department to a deserving student-athlete in 2013. Off the court, Newman graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average in exercise science with a minor in mathematics, was the president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB) and served as a community volunteer at local youth sporting events.
Due to postseason competition at Texas Tech for the NCAA First Round, Newman missed commencement exercises on May 11, but received her diploma from CofC President Dr. P. George Benson in a special ceremony held on Tuesday in Randolph Hall. She recently earned two college-wide student awards including the John Lewis Gervais Jr. Award and the Phi Kappa Phi Merit Award.
A two-time Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athlete, Newman interned with the Body Balance Pilates Studio studying the body balance rehabilitation experience. Although accepted to physical therapy school, she will take the next two years off to teach math with Teach for America (TFA), a national teacher corps of college graduates and professionals who commit to teach and raise student achievement in public schools in low-income communities throughout the U.S.
Newman now moves on to the national ballot for consideration for the CoSIDA Academic All-America Women’s At-Large Team to be announced later in May.
2013 CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT IV WOMEN’S AT-LARGE FIRST TEAM (NCAA Division I)
Antonia Foehse, Women’s Tennis, Alabama, Sr., Waldbroel, Germany, 3.98 GPA, Psychology
Kim Jacob, Gymnastics, Alabama, Jr., Raleigh, N.C., 4.0 GPA, Exercise Science
Christin Newman, Women’s Tennis, College of Charleston, Sr., Greensboro, N.C., 4.0 GPA, Exercise Science
Stephanie Meadow, Women’s Golf, Alabama, Jr., Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, 4.0 GPA, Accounting
Brittany Henderson, Women’s Golf, Coastal Carolina , Sr., Smiths Falls, Ontario, 3.96 GPA, Business Management
Shannon Vreeland, Swimming, Georgia, Jr., Overland Park, Kan., 3.84 GPA, Economics and International Affairs
Elizabeth Beisel, Swimming, Florida, Jr., North Kingstown, R.I., 3.63 GPA, Telecommunications
Ali Hoffman, Lacrosse, Jacksonville University, Jr., Gambrills, Md., 3.99 GPA, Marketing
Lauren Herring, Women’s Tennis, Georgia, So., Greenville, N.C., 3.90 GPA, Sociology and Psychology
Amanda D'Ostroph, Women’s Golf, Charleston Southern, Sr., Whispering Pines, N.C., 3.98 GPA, Biology