|(photo from Chowan University website)|
With 23 wins this year, Chowan's Natalya Kamenshchikova has been named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's Women's Tennis Player of the Year. for 2014.
Kamenshchikova, a junior from Novosibirsk, Russia, was 12-1 in CIAA play and won 21 overall in the number one singles position for Chowan.
She leads the CIAA Women's All-Conference tennis squad which has four of her teammates on the team.
Her teammate, freshman Natalia Andrade, was named CIAA Rookie of the Year. Andrade, from Boctucatu, Brazil, was 10-0 in conference singles play this year and was 12-0 in doubles play in 2014 with teammate and fellow All-CIAA performer Breanne Johnson. Other Chowan players on the All Conference team are Jessica DeBackre and Holly Stambaugh.
Three Shaw Bears - juniors Claudia Silva and Gislaine Farias, along with senior Jessica Medina - are also on the team. Rounding out the All Conference team are Victoria Ogundipe and Khadija Battle from Johnson C. Smith, Livingstone's Shondra Redfern and Brittany Uzell from Virginia State.