June 16, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For the second time in her career, Vanderbilt women's tennis player Catherine Newman has been named an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American. Newman was named a third-team Academic All-American by ESPN the Magazine and CoSIDA on Wednesday.
Last month, Newman wrapped up her storied career at Vanderbilt as one of the most accomplished players athletically and academically in school history. Newman, a four-time All-SEC recipient, finished her career with a 106-51 career record in singles and 86-61 mark in doubles.
In addition, Newman was named the national winner of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship.
As a student, Newman was named to the Dean's List every semester at Vanderbilt and graduated with a 3.89 cumulative GPA while majoring in civil engineering. A three-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District recipient, Newman was named the 2010 SEC Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year in a vote by the league's coaches.
This coming September, Newman will attend graduate school at Stanford University and work towards a master's degree in engineering.
The academic All-American honor is the second of Newman's career. The Greensboro, N.C., native was named a second-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American as a sophomore in 2008.