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Cornelia Carapcea Named To Academic All-America Squad for Second Consecutive Year
UMBC tennis standout Cornelia Carapcea (
Carapcea becomes the fourth student-athlete and third tennis player in UMBC’s Division I era to earn all academic All-America honors in back-to-back years. She earned Third Team honors in the spring of 2008.
UMBC Hall of Fame tennis star Oscar Lopez earned first team honors in the spring of 1999 and second team honors in the spring of 2000. The same sport also produced Lana Khvalina, who earned first team honors in both 2003 and 2004.
Cross country performer Jen Ecker earned third team recognition in 1999 and was elevated to the first team in the spring of 2000.
Carapcea’s accomplishments on the tennis courts include 97 career match victories, All-Conference honors in 2007-08 and a perfect 8-0 record in America East Championship competition. Off the court, she completed a double major in information systems/financial economics and maintained a 4.00 grade-point average. She has been inducted into the National Collegiate Honor Society, earned UMBC’s 2008-09 Matt Skalsky Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award, and was recently named to the America East Conference women’s tennis All-Academic team.
The at-large squad consists of student-athletes in the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving and tennis.