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The State of the U (Part 2) – Grading the Individual Sports – State Of The U

Today we’re continuing our “State of the U” series grading each and every sports program at the University of Miami. We handed out grades for the Olympic Team sports in Part 1 of this series. Missed that? Here you go:

Today’s Part 2 will cover the individual sports at the U, while tomorrow’s Part 3 will be the revenue sports (Football, Men’s Basketball, and Baseball) plus our final grade for the overall State of the U. As a reminder, one factor being considered is points for the NACDA Directors’ Cup.

Women’s Tennis: A

  • Final Team Ranking: 9th
  • Team Post Season: NCAA Team Championship Round of 16
  • Ranked Athletes: Daevina Achong (No. 42, singles) (No. 6, doubles); Eden Richardson (No. 6, singles) (No. 19, doubles); Isabella Pfenig (No. 88, singles); Diana Khodan (No. 55, doubles); Maya Tahan (No. 55, doubles)
  • Directors’ Cup: 64 points

The highlight here was Achong and Richardson reaching the finals of the NCAA Double Championship, the third duo to accomplish this in the program’s history. For their efforts each earned All-America honors and finished with the highest ITA doubles ranking of any Cane since 2014. Achong and Richardson each also made the Round of 64 in Singles competition.

Achong and Richardson together with their ranked teammates Pfenig (an All-ACC Third Team selection), Khodan, and Tahan, led the Women’s Tennis team to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Team Championships for the 14th time in the last 18 seasons. Deep post-season runs have become the standard for Hurricanes tennis, and this season lived up to those expectations. Congratulations to the Women’s Tennis program!

Men’s Tennis: B

  • Final Team Ranking: 30th
  • Team Post Season: NCAA Team Championship Round of 32
  • Ranked Men Athletes: Dan Martin (No. 60, singles); Franko Aubone (No. 87, doubles); Benjamin Hannestad (No. 87, doubles)
  • Directors’ Cup: 57 points

All-ACC First Team selection Dan Martin (Sr.), a graduate transfer from Dartmouth, led this team as an alternate selection to the NCAA Singles Championship. Although no Hurricanes made the NCAA Tournament, the team had excellent depth making the second round of the NCAA Team Championship before falling to the second ranked Florida Gators. Martin was also an All-ACC Academic Team honoree along with teammates Bojan Jankulovski (Sr.) and Martin Katz (Fr.).

This was the fourth-straight NCAA Team Championships selection for the Men’s Tennis team. Both the Men’s and Women’s tennis programs have strong history of success, so this season was on par with this program’s expectations. The lack of individual players making the NCAA tournament, as the women accomplished, is keeping down this program’s grade.

Women’s Swimming and Diving: A+

  • NCAA Championships: Mia Vallée (1m Springboard, Champion; 3m Springboard, 4th); Emma Gullstrand (3m Springboard, 24th)
  • Conference Titles: Mia Vallée (1m Springboard);
  • Olympic Athletes: Emma Gullstrand (Sweden, 3m springboard)
  • Directors’ Cup: 52 points

Miami’s Women divers had an excellent year producing several All-Americans, conference …….

Source: https://www.stateoftheu.com/2022/7/22/23206104/state-of-the-u-golf-tennis-track-and-field-cross-country-swimming-diving-ncaa-acc-champions

Today we’re continuing our “State of the U” series grading each and every sports program at the University of Miami. We handed out grades for the Olympic Team sports in Part 1 of this series. Missed that? Here you go:

Today’s Part 2 will cover the individual sports at the U, while tomorrow’s Part 3 will be the revenue sports (Football, Men’s Basketball, and Baseball) plus our final grade for the overall State of the U. As a reminder, one factor being considered is points for the NACDA Directors’ Cup.

Women’s Tennis: A

Final Team Ranking: 9th
Team Post Season: NCAA Team Championship Round of 16
Ranked Athletes: Da…….

Today we’re continuing our “State of the U” series grading each and every sports program at the University of Miami. We handed out grades for the Olympic Team sports in Part 1 of this series. Missed that? Here you go:

Today’s Part 2 will cover the individual sports at the U, while tomorrow’s Part 3 will be the revenue sports (Football, Men’s Basketball, and Baseball) plus our final grade for the overall State of the U. As a reminder, one factor being considered is points for the NACDA Directors’ Cup.

Women’s Tennis: A

Final Team Ranking: 9th
Team Post Season: NCAA Team Championship Round of 16
Ranked Athletes: Da…….

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