Derya Turhan Named to Conference USA All-Academic Team
This is the second consecutive year Turhan has earned All-Academic honors
IRVING, Texas — Marshall senior Derya Turhan was named to the 2017 Conference USA Women’s Tennis All-Academic team, the league announced Tuesday.
The Bad Salzuflen, Germany native earned a spot on the team for the second consecutive season. Turhan has also been named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll three times and was a recipient of the Conference USA Academic Medal in 2015.
“This is a great honor for Derya and for Marshall University. She earned her spot on the All-Academic team. Derya works hard on and off the court and that work has paid off with this honor,” head coach John Mercer said.
Turhan, who will graduate with her master’s degree in psychology in the summer, leads the Herd with a 17-3 singles record. Turhan and Anna Pomyatinskaya have a 10-4 doubles record as the Herd’s No. 1 doubles pairing.
The C-USA All-Academic Team consists of six student-athletes. Nominees must have a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and be a regular participant for their team. Candidates should be a sophomore by class standing.
Third-seeded Marshall opens the Conference USA tournament on Thursday against 14-seeded UTEP at 1 p.m.
2017 InTouch Credit Union C-USA Women's Tennis All-Academic Team
*Victoria Pahlett, Charlotte, Sr., Växjö, Sweden | 3.94 in International Business
Maryna Veksler, FIU, So., Kiev, Ukraine | 3.80 GPA in Computer Engineering
**Bianca Biglione, Florida Atlantic, Sr., Panama City Beach, Florida | 4.0 GPA in Biology & Psychology
*Derya Turhan, Marshall, Sr., Bad Salzuflen, Germany | 3.79 GPA in Psychology Graduate Program
Lindsey Hodge, Rice, Jr., Roswell, Georgia | 3.97 GPA in Sport Management with a Business Minor
*Katherine Ip, Rice, Sr., Hong Kong | 3.99 GPA in Kinesiology