By: Monique Bowman
ADA – Senior women's tennis player Kristen Timperman was named Second Team Academic At-Large All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) membership.
She was one of three athletes from the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) voted as At-Large All-America and qualified for the national award after being selected First Team Academic At-Large All-District 7 in May.
The Capital One® Academic All-America Awards recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances academically and athletically. To be nominated for the award program, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 grade point average.
The pharmacy major returned for her final season after taking a year off to concentrate on the most challenging portion of her academic program.
She finished the season 19-2 overall, along with a 5-0 mark in the OAC. At doubles, she finished with a 5-1 overall record.
What may be the highlight of her season was her 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 6 singles in the OAC Tournament finals to give the Polar Bears the 5-2 win over John Carroll for the tournament title.
Northern finished the season 23-5 overall and undefeated at 8-0 in the OAC. The Polar Bears won both the OAC Regular Season and Tournament titles, and made an appearance in the NCAA Championship tournament.