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Three Devils Named to CACC Women’s Tennis All-Academic Team

Three Devils Named to CACC Women’s Tennis All-Academic Team

2017 CACC Women's Tennis All-Academic Team

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Three members of the University of the Sciences women's tennis team were named to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) All-Academic Team on Wednesday. 

Juniors Abbygail Gamarnik and Elkanah Linder each repeated as All-Academic honorees, while sophomore Karla Miletic earned a spot on the team for the first time.

The three representatives for USciences were tied for the most amongst any school in the league.  

Gamarnik was a repeat recipient of the Top XVI award less than two weeks ago, which is given to the student-athlete who owns the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA) at the finals site of the championship.

Now in her third year at University of the Sciences, the junior has accumulated a near-perfect GPA of 3.987. She has had two perfect 4.0 GPA semesters and also earned a perfect 4.0 GPA this past summer.

A Biology/Pre-Dental major, Gamarnik has earned Dean's List Honors in each of her first four semesters and was a 2016-17 Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Award recipient.

On the court this season, Gamarnik is second on USciences with seven overall singles victories while splitting her time between the second and third flight. She has also partnered with Miletic for 10 doubles wins – second-most on the team – as the Devils' No. 1 pair.

Linder has also earned Dean's List Honors in her first four semesters at University of the Sciences. Like Gamarnik, she was a D2ADA Academic Achievement Award recipient in 2016-17.

The Pharmacy major was also named an ITA Scholar Athlete in 2015-16.

Linder and doubles partner Danielle Paran went on an impressive eight-match win streak during the season and ended the fall with a team-best record of 11-2, which included a 7-1 mark in the CACC. She is tied for third on the team with six singles victories.

Miletic completed her first year at USciences with a perfect 4.0 GPA as a Physics major.

The first repeat CACC Women's Tennis Player of the Year since 2011-12, the sophomore completed her second straight unbeaten CACC regular season at 7-0 this fall. She is now a perfect 15-0 in her CACC career, with all 15 wins coming at No. 1 singles.

For the fall, Miletic led University of the Sciences at 11-2 overall, which included a 9-1 mark in dual play.

University of the Sciences women's tennis made its second consecutive appearance in the CACC semifinals in 2017 after having not appeared since 2007.