If you’re a follower of the Admissions Counselor blog you know that we like to brag about UMBC. Well today I am going to brag a little more about sports. I’m going to put it out there, we have smart athletes. We are proud to be in a conference (America East Conference) with other smart schools as well. Just the other day the Admissions staff had a meeting with our athlete director and he informed us that UMBC ranks at the top of our conference in academics. Here is part of a news release on one of our tennis stars:
“Rising senior tennis standout Cornelia Carapcea was selected as the America East Conference Scholar-Athlete in the sport of women’s tennis for the 2008 season.
Carapcea, a junior, was a third-team Academic All-America selection by ESPN The Magazine and CoSIDA. She has been a second-team All-America East selection in both singles and doubles each of the past two seasons. Carapcea posted a 12-3 record at No. 4 singles this spring and won 30 total matches on the year en route to being chosen her team’s co-Most Valuable Athlete. Carapcea, who has a perfect 4.00 grade-point average in financial economics and information systems, was named to America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2006 and 2007 and has earned Dean’s List honors in all of her six semesters at UMBC.”
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