CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Haleigh Morgus and Connor Pietrak, juniors on the Loyola University Maryland women's and men's tennis teams, respectively, were named to the Academic All-Patriot League Teams on Monday, the second year in a row that both have been so honored.
Morgus has been a Dean's List honoree five times at Loyola, earning the honor in each her semesters at the school, while Pietrak has earned the recognition twice. Both were members of the six-person Academic All-Patriot League teams for their respective sports in 2014, too.
Pietrak was recently named the men's tennis team's Most Valuable Player for the 2014-2015 season, leading the Greyhounds in singles victories. He went 14-4 in singles competition, 4-4 in League play, and Pietrak also paired for doubles victories in four of the five matches he played this season. He entered the fall semester with a 3.68 grade-point average as a business administration major.
Morgus went 9-7 overall for the Greyhounds in singles action, going 3-2 in Patriot League competition. She teamed with classmate Emily Hughes to post a 5-4 doubles record, as well in 2014-2015. Morgus carried a 3.985 GPA into the spring semester as a policital science major, helping the Loyola women's tennis team to the highest cumulative GPA of any program at the school.
To be eligible for the Academic All-Patriot League Team, student-athletes must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and be a starter or key player in his or her sport. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at their school are not eligible for the honor.