Melanie Benyadi
Melanie Benyadi
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Saint Etienne, France
Major: Communication Arts, B.S.
Previous School: Centre National d'Enseignement a Distance de LYON

AS A SENIOR IN 2016-17: First-team All-ECC. ... Named to ECC Commissioner's Honor Roll for achieving at least a 3.2 GPA during the 2016-17 academic year.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16: First-team All-ECC.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15: Second-team All-ECC.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-2014: ECC All-Conference Second Team ... went 25-5 in singles play with a perfect 7-0 record to help NYIT to its second-straight ECC title ... played mostly at the No. 4 spot ... finished the year on a five-match win streak ... helped the Bears to their first NCAA Quarterfinal appearance ... cliniched the match victory over Queens (N.Y.) for the ECC title (Oct. 26) ... earned All-ECC second team honors ... clinched the match victories over then-#18 Florida Tech (March 17) and Merrimack (Apr. 5) ... went 20-4 in doubles play with a 10-2 mark with Gabriela Siembab and a 6-0 record with Florea ... 

AT CNED: Played on the tennis team.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Armande and Abdou Benyadi … enjoys movies and music … favorite TV show is Prison Break ... favorite movie is Million Dollar Baby ... favorite food is lasagna ... favorite sport is tennis ... majoring in communications arts... Has career aspirations of becoming a movie producer.