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Medianik Earns America East All-Academic Honors
Junior collects her second straight All-Academic Selection
May 23, 2014Tweet
Cambridge, Mass.—Junior Katya Medianik was named to the America East Women’s Tennis All-Academic team on Friday afternoon as announced by the conference. Medianik, who was a second team all-conference singles player for the Bearcats in 2014, earned her second straight all-academic selection.
Medianik had the top GPA among her teammates this season, racking up a cumulative 3.60 GPA majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Law. The Brooklyn, NY native went 11-18 overall in singles play in 2013-14, including a 7-11 mark in dual competition that secured a spot on the America East second team singles squad.
An active member in SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee) and the Russian Student Union on campus, Medianik has also demonstrated leadership by carrying the title of team captain for the past two seasons. In 2014, she helped guide BU to the two seed in the America East conference tournament and helped the Binghamton program to their 13th straight trip to the America East semifinals match.
Since arriving to Binghamton in 2011, the three-year letterwinner has been recognized on the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll (3.50 GPA and above), as well as the Binghamton AD Honor Roll (3.30 GPA and above). Last season, she helped the women’s tennis program sweep the Team Academic Cup race, an award that goes to the squad with the highest team GPA in the Binghamton athletic department.
All-Academic squads for team sports are based on the number of athletes that participate in a contest at one time or are made up of 10 student-athletes for individual sports. To be nominated for the distinction, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve for their team and participate in at least 50 percent of their team’s games or competitions. In the classroom, student-athletes must have a 3.30 GPA and have completed at least one calendar year at their institution. Freshmen are not eligible for consideration.