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Berger named to PBC Women’s Tennis All-Academic Team

on Tuesday, 30 April 2019. Posted in News, Local News, Sports

Francis Marion University sophomore Nikita Berger has been named to the 2019 Peach Belt Conference Women’s Tennis All-Academic Team.

A native of Hartsville, Berger boasts a 3.745 grade point average as a biology major.

She has been named to the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll on every possible occasion, and also earned a spot on the 2018 Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll. She is a CHE Palmetto Fellow and is currently serving on FMU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

On the court, Berger led the Patriots with 14 singles victories (in 20 decisions), primarily at the No.5 position. She also posted a 4-5 mark in the No.2 doubles spot for FMU.

She has been part of a Francis Marion program that has earned an ITA All-Academic Team award each of the past four years.

The All-Academic team is part of a season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the field of play. To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must participate in at least half of her team’s matches and be either a starter or significant contributor, achieve a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), and have completed at least one full academic year at her current institution.

Berger is a graduate of Hartsville High School, where she helped lead the Red Foxes to the AAAA state tournament as a senior.