Carlson Named to Patriot League Women's Tennis All-Academic Team
May 5, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Navy sophomore women's tennis player Mikaela Carlson has been named to the 2014 Patriot League Women's Tennis All-Academic Team, the conference office announced Monday.
Bucknell's Maria Cioffi was named the Patriot League Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year and she led a seven-member women's tennis all-academic team.
To be eligible for the Patriot League All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average and be a starter or key player in her sport. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at their school are not eligible for the honor. The Patriot League first named an all-academic team in the sport of women's tennis following the 2011 season.
Carlson becomes the first Navy women's tennis player to earn academic all-league honors.
The Carmel, Indiana native posted a 15-12 record in doubles this season and 11-9 in dual play. Carlson was 4-2 in doubles during the Patriot League Regular Season. Carlson was a starter at No. 1 doubles along with junior Noelle Kaufmann.
Carlson also had a singles record of 8-6 and she was 3-0 during the Patriot League Regular Season. Carlson started at No. 5 singles in Navy's two Patriot League Tournament matches.
After two seasons at Navy, Carlson owns a career doubles record of 25-20 and a singles record of 19-13.
Carlson is an international relations major with a 4.00 cumulative grade-point average and she ranks first in her class in Academic Order of Merit. Carlson is a member of the USNA Recycling Team and is a member of the UK International Scholars Program. She has also volunteered for the Special Olympics and the Ronald McDonald House.
Carlson helped Navy (21-8, 5-1 Patriot League) to its fourth straight 20-win season and its fifth straight appearance in the Patriot League Semifinals.
Patriot League Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Maria Cioffi, Bucknell
Patriot League Women's Tennis All-Academic Team: Jamila Paul, Army Leonie-Charlotte Athanasiadis, Boston University Johanna Hyoty, Boston University Maria Cioffi, Bucknell Abby Farrell, Lehigh Haleigh Morgus, Loyola Mikaela Carlson, Navy