UNO’s Vullings Named Southland Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year

first_img Sahaja Yamalapalli2 Jr. Sam Houston State Hyderabad, India Food Science/Nutrition 3.79 A three-time all-academic honoree, Northwestern State’s Judit Castillo Gargallo headlines the repeat selections on the teams. Lady Demon teammate Ela Iwaniuk, Yamalapalli, and A&M-Corpus Christi’s Maria Maldonado are being recognized for a second time in their careers. One of the most successful student-athletes in the shortened spring season, Vullings was a flawless 10-0 at the top position in singles play, including wins over the league’s reigning Player of the Year Samaja Yamalapalli of Sam Houston State and Freshman of the Year Chunxi Xin of Central Arkansas. She owns a 3.73 GPA in accounting. Ank Vullings^ Jr. New Orleans Roermond, Netherlands Accounting 3.73 Mariya Shumeika So. A&M-Corpus Christi Minsk, Belarus Biology 4.00 Nini Memishishi Jr. Abilene Christian Tbilisi, Georgia Accounting 4.00 Judit Castillo Gargallo3 Sr. Northwestern State Teruel, Spain Health & Exercise Science 3.92 The average GPA of the honorees is 3.88, and all individuals boast a mark of 3.52 or higher, including five with a perfect 4.00. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Northwestern State led the way with three selections each, and the Islanders paced the conference with two first-team picks. UNO placed two on the teams while Abilene Christian, Sam Houston State, UIW and Central Arkansas each garnered one spot. Maria Maldonado2 Sr. A&M-Corpus Christi El Ejido, Spain Finance 4.00 Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Second Team The all-academic teams are voted on by the head coach, sports information director and an academic/compliance staff member from each institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution to qualify for All-Academic selection. Yurina Asai Sr. New Orleans Nagoya, Japan Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism 4.00center_img FRISCO, Texas – New Orleans’ Ank Vullings is the 2020 Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Monday with its all-academic teams. Student-Athlete of the Year awards are presented by GEICO. 2020 Southland Women’s Tennis All-Academic Teams Patrycja Polanska Jr. Northwestern State Zakopane, Poland Psychology/Addiction Studies 4.00 Student-Athlete of the Year: Ank Vullings, New Orleans Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Fuka Nonoyama So. Central Arkansas Myoshi, Japan Undecided 3.81 Jelena Dordan Sr. UIW Caplijina, Bosnia & Herzegovenia Accounting 3.91 Ela Iwaniuk2 Sr. Northwestern State Konarskie, Poland Chemistry 3.52 Camille Townsend So. A&M-Corpus Christi Coconut Creek, Florida Biology 3.91 First Team The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member schools, votes for the student-athlete of the year. The Southland student-athlete of the year award is presented to one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution. ^Student-Athlete of the Year2-Two-Time All-Academic Selection3-Three-Time All-Academic Selectionlast_img