CHARLESTON, S.C. - For the second consecutive year, College of Charleston women's tennis player Caroline Newman was honored on the Capital One Academic All-District III Women's At-Large First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The junior right-hander from Greensboro, N.C., achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average in psychology as a CofC Honors College student and a member of the William Aiken Fellows Society. A 2010 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team selection, Newman is a two-time All-Southern Conference Second Team honoree in singles and two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete. She has received CofC Highly Distinguished Honors the last six semesters and compiled a team-best 17-7 dual record at No. 3 singles this past season. Newman also turned in her second-straight undefeated 10-0 season in singles against conference opponents and went 13-4 in doubles en route to the Cougars' third consecutive SoCon regular-season championship title, tournament title and NCAA Tournament appearance.
She was joined on the first team by Katie Detlefsen of Central Florida, Martha Blakely of Virginia Tech, Wendy Trott of Georgia, Katie Rybakova of Florida State, Viktoria Hyddmark of Florida Gulf Coast, Caroline Bevillard of Georgia Southern, Taryn Zack of South Carolina, Amanda D'Ostroph of Charleston Southern and Bianca Eichkorn of Miami (Fla.). All-district first teamers now move on to the national team ballot which will be announced on Thursday, June 9.
In fact, Newman was one of four CofC women's tennis student-athletes who earned a 4.0 GPA this past semester along with her younger sister, sophomore Christin Newman (Greensboro, N.C.), sophomore Irene Viana (Paris, France) and freshman Kelly Kambourelis (Melbourne, Fla.). All are members of the Honors College on campus. As a team, the Cougars combined for an impressive 3.36 GPA during the 2010-11 school year.
Cougars Recognized By NCAA For Academic Progress Success...The CofC women's tennis team was recently recognized by the NCAA in its annual 2011 Public Recognition Awards for schools ranking in the top 10 percent of all Division I teams in their respective sport. Teams honored by the NCAA earned multiple Academic Progress Report (APR) scores in the top 10 percent for the past four years. The most recent APR scores are multi-year rates based on the scores from the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 academic years. The public recognition awards are part of the overall Division I academic reform effort.