Women's Tennis Places Six on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
June 18, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Six members of the Navy women's tennis team are among the 57 student-athletes that have been named to the Patriot League Women's Tennis Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced on Wednesday.
To be eligible for the women's tennis academic honor roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the spring semester.
Sophomore Mikaela Carlson earned a perfect 4.0 GPA for the fourth straight semester and she has an overall cumulative GPA of 4.0 as an international relations major. This is her second year on the honor roll. Carlson was Navy's lone selection to the Patriot League All-Academic Team in 2014.
Carlson earned Navy's Unsung Hero Award. Carlson teamed with Noelle Kaufmann as Navy's primary starters at the No. 1 doubles position and Carlson had an overall doubles record of 15-12. Carlson was 8-6 overall in singles matches and 7-3 in duals.
Senior Erin Snook was named to the academic honor roll for the first time in her career. Snook had a 3.60 GPA in her final semester at Navy. Snook graduated with a degree in ocean engineering and was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy. Her service selection is Navy Pilot.
Snook was named the Navy Team MVP, the ITA Atlantic Region's Most Improved Senior and she was named to the All-Patriot League First Team. As Navy's starter at No. 1 singles, she had an overall record of 19-9 and a 15-5 record in dual play.
Senior Darien Sears was named to the Patriot League Women's Tennis Academic Honor Roll for the third time in her career. Sears earned a 3.40 GPA in her final semester at Navy. Sears graduated with a degree in ocean engineering and was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy. Her service selection is Surface Warfare Officer-Engineering Duty.
Sears was Navy's starter at No. 2 singles and No. 3 doubles. Sears was 18-12 in singles and 10-8 in dual play. Sears was also 13-10 overall in doubles and 10-6 in dual play. Sears was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team in 2014.
Junior Gabby Winter earned her first selection to the honor roll after achieving a 3.83 GPA as a quantitative economics major. Winter was 15-10 overall in singles play and 13-6 in duals. Winter started primarily at the No. 4 singles position.
Sophomore Maggie McLaughlin and freshman Audrey Channell were also named to the league's academic honor roll. McLaughlin posted a 3.50 GPA as a chemistry major and Channell had a 3.35 GPA as an oceanography major.
McLaughlin was 4-4 in singles and 3-4 in doubles. Channell was 11-6 in singles and 6-3 in doubles. Channell led all Navy freshmen with her 11 singles wins.
Under the direction of head coach Keith Puryear, the Navy women's tennis team has posted a program-best six student-athletes on the Patriot League Women's Tennis Academic Honor Roll in 2014. Navy had five honor roll selections in both 2012 and 2013.