Niedermayerova is Academic All-District

By The Mercury

Senior Petra Niedermayerova received another honor for her trophy case, as she was selected as a member of the Capital One Academic All-District VII At-Large First Team on Thursday.

This marks the third straight season Niedermayerova has earned first team all-district honors from Capital One/CoSIDA.

The Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected and announced in early June.

Niedermayerova was a 2013 Capital One Academic All-America At-Large First-Team selection.

The product of Brno, Czech Republic, is an economics major who boasts a stellar cumulative GPA of 3.97. She will graduate this weekend and plans to pursue a Ph. D. in economics at Boston University beginning in the fall.

Earlier this season, Niedermayerova secured her third Academic All-Big 12 First-Team honor. She is also a three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete.

Within the economics department, Niedermayerova has been highly decorated student. This spring, she was the co-author of a paper based off her 2013 summer internship with the Heritage Foundation. Her paper was accepted at the Dallas Economics Scholars Program, which is a very competitive process with only a third of the papers submitted for review accepted. She also earned the Duane L. and Leslee K. Cantrell Scholarship, based on outstanding academic performance and service to the KSU economics department.

On the court, Niedermayerova will be making her school-record fourth appearance in the NCAA Division-I Singles Championships May 21-26 in Athens, Georgia. Niedermayerova is a two-time ITA All-American in her three previous appearances.

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