Kannarkat Tabbed Verizon Academic All-American
By ODU Athletics
June 13, 2002
NORFOLK, VA -- Old Dominion senior women's tennis player Mily Kannarkat (Va Beach, VA) was named a Third Team Verizon Academic All-American (at-large) it was announced today the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Kannarkat posted a 3.97 grade point average as a pre-med/biology major.
This award marks Kannarkat's second Verizon Academic All-America honor having garnered the accolade in the spring of 2001. Additionally, she is a three-time ITA Academic All-American. Kannarkat has previously been named an Arthur Ashe Scholar-Athlete as well as Old Dominion's Jack Wilkins/James Howard Memorial Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2001.
To be eligible for the award, athletes must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher as a starter or significant reserve. The at-large All-Academic Team is comprised of athletes participating in a varsity sport other than football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, softball, or baseball. This year's Academic All-American of the Year was Theresa Kullkowski, a junior gymnast from Utah who earned a 4.0 in exercise and sports science.
The 2002 women's tennis team Most Valuable Player and Second Team All-CAA honoree Kannarkat opened her season with a top 32 finished at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic. She went on to close out her final year as a Lady Monarch with a 15-5 dual meet record, which included a 12-1 mark at fourth singles and victories in 13 of her last 14 matches.