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Hackensack, NJ -- Fairleigh Dickinson women’s tennis player Elmine Botes has earned a place on the Capital One Academic All-American Third Team, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Monday.
The senior from South Africa was chosen as an Academic All-District selection in May and was recognized on the national level among student-athletes competing in bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.
Botes helped lead the Knights to their third Northeast Conference Championship in school history and the program’s first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. This season, she won 16 singles and 16 doubles matches en route to First Team All-NEC honors in both singles and doubles.
During her FDU career, Botes was a mainstay in Head Coach Ira Miller’s lineup and earned NEC postseason awards three times for singles and another two times for her play in doubles.
She was one of two NEC athletes to be honored, joining Wagner’s Chelsea Beck, who was a second team selection.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.