AHS graduate Dyakiv honored

DUDLEY, Mass. – Nichols College junior women’s tennis student-athlete Anna Dyakiv, an Amsterdam graduate, was named to the 2012-13 Capital One Academic District 1 NCAA Division III First Team.

Dyakiv was named Commonwealth Coast Conference Player of the Year for the third time in 2012 while adding a third all-CCC first-team singles nod and an all-CCC second-team doubles selection to her resume.

Despite being sidelined with an injury for part of the year, Dyakiv went 4-0 in singles and 5-0 in doubles to help the Bison remain undefeated in conference play for the third straight year. In the final week of the regular season, Dyakiv posted a 3-0 ledger in both singles and doubles play and teamed with senior Jillian McQuiggan (Weymouth, Mass.) to clinch a key match at Endicott.

In three years, Dyakiv has amassed a 21-0 singles and a 22-0 doubles record in CCC regular-season competition.

A double-major in sport management and international business, Dyakiv is an ITA Scholar Athlete who was a volunteer at UEFA EURO 2012 and has also worked as a translator for officials from Belarus at Fed Cup. She is also a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, Zeta Alpha Phi, and Delta Mu Delta.