Hoboken, NJ– Senior Kendra Appleheimer (Brick, N.J.) of the Stevens Institute of Technology women’s tennis team was recently honored as the Ducks’ New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (NJAIAW ) Woman of the Year at the organization’s 19th annual New Jersey National Girls and Women in Sports Day awards luncheon held at the Richard Regan Athletics and Recreation Center on the campus of Seton Hall University.
The NJAIAW serves to recognize the accomplishments of girls and women in sports in the state of New Jersey. Each year, the NJAIAW honors a female student-athlete who, throughout her collegiate career, has distinguished herself in the areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, service and leadership.
The Brick, N.J. native recently enjoyed arguably her best season in Cardinal and Gray, compiling a 9-3 singles mark and a 13-1 doubles record in 2010, while leading the Ducks to an 11-3 ledger and their second-consecutive Empire 8 championship match berth. The senior, who earned second-team All-Conference singles and doubles accolades for her efforts, also helped guide Stevens to a No. 23 ranking in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Region poll – the program’s highest-ever finish.
Also a second-team doubles honoree as a sophomore; Appleheimer currently sits fifth all-time in career singles wins (41), while ranking second in career doubles victories (53). Her 0.930 winning percentage as a doubles player this past fall, currently tops the program’s single-season charts.
Equally as successful off the courts, Appleheimer, a four-time Empire 8 Presidents’ List honoree and vice-president of Stevens’ Student Government Association, currently boasts a 3.86 grade-point average as a mechanical engineering major.
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Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research. The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.
Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts. Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world. Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.eduand www.stevens.edu/news.