AUSTIN – University of the Sciences women's tennis sophomore Karla Miletic has become the fifth student-athlete in USciences Athletics history to receive Academic All-America accolades, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
She was one of 45 Division II student-athletes voted on to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division II Women's At-Large Team, which considers student-athletes that play volleyball, lacrosse, bowling, rifle, crew, skiing, fencing, swimming, field hockey, tennis, golf, gymnastics, water polo and ice hockey.
A Second Team honoree, Miletic joins women's volleyball's Emily Roth as the only student-athletes in USciences Athletics history to earn at least Second Team accolades. Roth was a First-Team Academic All-American in 2005.
Other Academic All-America honorees include men's cross country's Erik Soderblom (2002) men's tennis' Alvaro Vargas (2012) and men's basketball's Garret Kerr (2015), who all earned Third Team accolades.
The honor is the second in three days for Miletic, who on Monday was voted the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic-All-Area Women's Tennis Performer of the Year by the sports information offices of the 31 area institutions in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
Miletic posted her fourth consecutive 4.0 GPA semester to begin her academic career at University of the Sciences in Spring 2018. A physics major, she was named to the CACC All-Academic Team in her first season of eligibility in the fall.
On the court, she became the first repeat CACC Women's Tennis Player of the Year since 2011-12 after completing her second consecutive unbeaten league season at 7-0. She is now a perfect 15-0 in her CACC career, with all 15 wins coming at No. 1 singles.
Miletic completed the 2017-18 season with a team-best 13-6 singles record, and also went 12-10 in doubles play as part of the Devils' No. 1 pair with Abbygail Gamarnik. She advanced to the Quarterfinals of the ITA East Regionals in both the singles and doubles bracket.