NEW HAVEN, Conn. (October 5, 2016) -- Goldey-Beacom College women's tennis standout Nina Sengl on Wednesday was named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Student-Athlete of the Month for September, as announced by Commissioner Dan Mara. Sengl earned the monthly honor for success on the tennis court during the month, while combining academic success and community service projects.
On the court, Sengl was 3-0 during the month at both singles and doubles, as her strong played propelled G-B to a 3-0 start in CACC play for the fourth time in five years. Sengl teammed with Francesca Beg at No. 1 doubles in September to go 3-for-3 in their matches. Sengl was 1-0 at No. 4 singles and 2-0 at the No. 5 spot.
During her career, Sengl has been a vital cog in Goldey-Beacom's operation. She ranks sixth in program history with 36 doubles wins and seventh with 34 singles triumphs. Sengl produced an 8-3 singles record during the 2014-15 campaign, which saw GBC go 18-5 overall, reach the CACC Championship final and win a match in the NCAA Division II East Regional for the first time in school history.
Sengl has proven to be an outstanding student as well. She earned the CACC Women's Tennis Championship Top XV Award during the 2015 finals for producing the highest cumulative grade point average among the competitors at the final stage of the tournament (semifinals & final). The senior marketing management major has a cumulative GPA of 3.966. She is also a multiple-time honoree on the CACC Fall All-Academic Team.
In her surrounding community, Sengl has solicited clothing from school officials and local citizens for Adopt-a-Family. She also took part in the athletic department's "Bras for Cause" campaign, which raised money and collected bras during breast cancer awareness month. Sengl has also joined her teammates in volunteering to teach the game of tennis and improve technique with youth players near the G-B campus.
The CACC Student-Athlete-of-the-Month Award is given out each month from September to May in accordance with the academic calendar at each of the 14 member schools. Sengl's award is the first for the 2016-17 campaign. To be eligible for the monthly award, the student-athlete must demonstrate athletic success during that particular month, while also succeeding academically and making a positive impact in the local community.
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Nyack College, Philadelphia University, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.