Women's tennis standout Lena Dimmer named first-team Academic All-American

Women's tennis standout Lena Dimmer named first-team Academic All-American

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — For the third straight year, NYIT has a first-team Academic All-American.

Women's tennis standout Lena Dimmer earned the honor on Wednesday, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced.

Dimmer finished her two-year NYIT career with a perfect 4.0 GPA after beginning her studies at California University of Pennsylvania.

The two-time East Coast Conference Player of the Year, Dimmer won the ITA East Region singles and doubles titles in September. She then teamed with Alessia Rossetti to come within one win of a Division II national doubles title at the ITA Oracle Cup in Rome, Ga.

Dimmer joins Alyssa Milano (2017) and Kat Zabielski (2016) as recent NYIT first-team Academic All-Americans.

"This award means a lot to me," Dimmer said. "I am extremely proud of myself. There is no better way to finish my four years as a student-athlete. I put a lot of time and discipline into everything I do, and it feels great to see that hard work pay off."

Dimmer graduated from NYIT in May with a bachelor's degree in business administration and finance. A native of Luxembourg, she will remain in the area and soon begin working as a financial analyst for Millennium Management LLC, a Manhattan-based hedge fund.

"My two years at NYIT helped me get ready for the competitive labor market," she said.