Krishnan Named First Team Capital One Academic All-District
May 23, 2012
BALTIMORE, MD - Johns Hopkins women's tennis junior Nandita Krishnanhas been named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District At-Large First Team. Krishnan earns First Team Academic All-District accolades after earning Third Team honors in 2011. She will now move on to the Academic All-America ballot, with the national team scheduled to be announced on June 5.
The District II region in includes Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island and West Virginia. The be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade point average and be a starter or significant reserve. The Women's At-Large Team consists of athletes from the following sports: bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo.
Krishnan is co-captain of the Blue Jays and led the team to the best season in program history. Hopkins won its sixth straight Centennial Conference Championship, made its first appearance in the NCAA Quarterfinals and finished with a program record 18 wins (18-6) in 2012. She and sophomore Hailey Hoganhave also been selected to NCAA Doubles Championship, scheduled to begin on Thursday. Krishnan is 8-2 in singles and 12-5 in doubles so far this season. She and Hogan are currently ranked third in the Atlantic South in doubles, while Krishnan is ranked 13th in singles.
For her career, Krishnan has helped Johns Hopkins to four Centennial Conference titles, a 40-match conference win streak, three straight NCAA Sweet 16s, the 2012 NCAA Elite 8 and a 66-22 record. She qualified for the NCAA Singles Championship in 2010 and 2011, and the Doubles Championship in 2012. Krishnan earned ITA All-America honors in doubles last season after going 22-3 and finishing the season ranked eighth nationally. She has earned All-Centennial Conference singles and doubles honors in each of her three seasons. For her career, she is 50-16 (.757) in singles and 52-19 (.732) in doubles, to rank fifth and fourth in school history, respectively. Krishnan holds school single season records for singles (23), doubles (22) and total wins (45).
In the classroom, Krishnan is majoring in public health with a minor in psychology and boasts a 3.86 cumulative GPA. She is a five-time Dean's List honoree and has twice been named an ITA Scholar-Athlete. She was named the 2012 NCAA Elite 89 Award winner for Division III women's tennis, which is given to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA at the championship site.
Off the court, Krishnan worked as a research team member on the Y.R. Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research & Education (YRGCARE) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health serological survey of dengue and chikungunya infections among individuals in her native India. She also worked with YRGCARE administering surveys as a part of the Eco Kitchen Social Partnership Project. Krishnan has also volunteered at the Blue Cross of India, a shelter for abandoned animals.
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