Blog: Two Pios earn postseason honors

Blog: Two Pios earn postseason honors

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Lewis & Clark senior Wiktoria Plawska was officially named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American, the organization announced on Thursday.

Plawska won the ITA Regional Championship singles title last fall, which automatically earns her the All-American distinction. The ITA released the full list of honorees on Thursday following the conclusion of spring championships and the final ITA national rankings. Plawska finished the year ranked 28th nationally. She was selected to the field of 32 for the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Singles Championships last month and was defeated in the first round by Juli Raventos of Williams, the team national champion.

During the 2016-17 season, Plawska was ranked as high as 13th nationally and went to the national tournament for the second straight season. The year prior, Lewis & Clark earned the Northwest Conference's automatic berth after winning the NWC Championship tournament title. Plawska finished with a 15-6 singles record.

Slattengren earns academic honor

Lewis & Clark junior Blake Slattengren was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 2016-17 Men's Track & Field/Cross Country team, the organization announced late last month.

To be nominated, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution.

Slattengren finished 12th at the NCAA Division III West Regional last fall and qualified for NCAA Div. III Championships. He was an All-West Region selection and an All-NWC First-Team choice after placing second at the NWC Championships. Prior to April's ELCYS, Lewis & Clark's student-athlete awards, Slattengren was nominated for the Joe Huston Male Athlete of the Year and Dell Smith Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards.