Friday, October 9, 2015

Niedermayerova named Academic All-American

One of the final honors of a storied career was announced this week, as K-State’s Petra Niedermayerova garnered her second straight Capital One Academic All-America Division-I Women’s At-Large First Team award, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Niedermayerova, who graduated Phi Beta Kappa in May with her degree in economics and a grade-point-average of 3.97, is the first Wildcat to earn two CoSIDA Academic All-America First-Team honors in women’s tennis history.

Earlier this season, Niedermayerova secured her third straight Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District VII At-Large selection and her third Academic All-Big 12 First Team honor.

In 2013, she Niedermayerova named a Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large First-Team selection. She was also a three-time Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athlete.

On the court, Niedermayerova finished her K-State career as the first player in program history to play in four straight NCAA Division-I Singles Championships and was the first player to earn a pair of ITA All-American selections. She was also the 2013 ITA Central Region Player to Watch and the 2011 ITA Central Region Rookie of the Year.

In addition to her All-American honors, the product of Brno, Czech Republic, was the first player in program history to be named a four-time All-Big 12 singles selection. She also was a two-time All-Big 12 doubles honoree and the 2011 Big 12 Player of the Year and 2011 Big 12 Freshman of the Year.

Niedermayerova tallied an singles record of 105-43 (.709) which is the school record for career singles victories and marks the first time a K-State player surpassed the 100-win threshold for a career.

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