Selected For NCAA Career in Sports Forum
June 7, 2012 – Shaw University women's tennis player
Lolia Kienka has been selected to participate in the NCAA's Career in Sports
Forum, being held this week in Indianapolis, Ind. This is the second year she has been selected
for this prestigious conference.
Kienka was selected based on a
variety of criteria, including her GPA, interest in the topics and objectives
of the forum and demonstrated leadership.
Kienka was named the CIAA Female
Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was selected to CIAA Commissioner's
All-Academic Team. The Commissioner's
team honors the top 20 student-athletes in the conference based on both
academic and athletic performance.
A senior majoring in both
business and international relations, Kienka maintains a 3.917 GPA. She earned the Outstanding Student in
Business - Concentration Management Award at Shaw, the top academic award
within her major.
On the court, Kienka earned the
CIAA Women's Tennis Most Valuable Player as well as a spot on the Women's
Tennis All-Conference Team - her fourth appearance on that team. She was the MVP of the CIAA Tournament as the
Lady Bears won their third conference title in four years. She finished the CIAA season undefeated with
a 14-0 mark, and was 18-2 overall at the number one singles slot.
The NCAA Career in Sports Forum
is an educational forum where the selected student-athletes will learn and
explore careers in sports, sports law and sports entertainment with a primary
focus on intercollegiate athletics. The
forum is effectively marketing careers in coaching, administration,
officiating, sports law and sports entertainment as viable professions. Additionally, the forum is working to dispel
myths about careers in athletics as well as facilitate the opportunity to
obtain information from future athletics professionals.