|| TIB Newsletter - June 2019
Congratulations to Adva Cohen and Bar Botzer, ISRAELI ALL-AMERICANS
Adva Cohen, University of New Mexico
10, 2019 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Following a successful
weekend at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in which The
University of New Mexico women's team finished a program-best eighth in the
team standings with a program-best 27 points, the Lobos acquired seven
All-American selections as announced by the USTFCCCA on Monday.
Weini Kelati, Adva Cohen (Jerusalem,
ISRAEL) and Charlotte
Prouse earned two nods each while Ednah Kurgat earned one.
ran in both the steeplechase and the 5000-meter in Austin, finishing the
four-day championship with a First Team All-American award and an Honorable
Mention status. Cohen placed fourth in the steeplechase with a time of 9:46.36
to earn her first NCAA All-America honor and picked up honorable mention in the
Bar Botzer, Wake Forest University
21, 2019 GREENSBORO, N.C. – Five members of the Wake
Forest men's tennis team, Bar Botzer, Petros Chrysochos, Rrezart Cungu, Alan Gadjiev and Julian Zlobinsky,
were recognized by the ACC Friday (June 21), as the All-ACC Academic Team was
announced by the league office. The five honorees match a program record for a
single season, as five members were also named to the team a season ago.
"We are extremely proud of Bar, Petros, Rrezart, Alan and Julian,"
said head coach Tony Bresky.
"They all had outstanding years, not only on the court but in the
classroom as well. It's very rewarding as a coach to see the hard work they put
in on a daily basis rewarded by the league with this accolade. It is an amazing
accomplishment to be named to the All-ACC Academic Team."
Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a
3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average
during one's academic career for undergraduate students. Athletic achievements
during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC
Botzer (Tel Aviv, ISRAEL), Chrysochos and Zlobinsky all garner the honor for
the second consecutive year while Cungu and Gadjiev are first-time recipients.
Botzer became the ninth-singles All-American this past season while leading the
team with 40 singles wins on the year, second most in Wake Forest single-season
history. A Second Team All-ACC selection this year, Botzer advanced to the
Round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championship to secure his All-America status.
He was ranked as high as No. 21 in the rankings during the year and compiled a
40-6 record, including 15 wins against ranked opponents. The rising junior
ended the year on a 13-match winning streak.
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Gal Rubanenko, Arizona State University
2, 2019 TEMPE, Ariz. – Sun Devil Triathlon is set
for a full summer schedule that began last weekend with Gal Rubanenko (Tel Aviv, ISRAEL) at
the Weert ETU Triathlon European Championships and Olivia Jenks at
the Pleasant Prairie Cup. The squad's full schedule along with links and
results can be found on the schedule page linked while details listed below.
Sat., June 1 – Weert ETU Triathlon European Championships: Gal Rubanenko
Rubanenko competed at the European Championships on Saturday in the
Netherlands, racing to a time of 1:57.57 for 50th place in the elite
women's division. The competition marked the beginning of Sun Devil Triathlon's
stacked summer schedule.
| THE ISRAEL BRIDGE SALUTES THE GRADUATES
Ido Goldschmidt, University of California at Davis
from UC Davis after 4 years of playing D1 Water polo at the highest level. He
earned WWPA player of the year twice, was a four time All American and helped
his team to two NCAA final 8 appearances. Ido was recently named to the WWPA All-Academic
Team. To earn WWPA All-Academic
distinction, a student-athlete must carry a cumulative grade-point average of
3.0 or better.
The Hertzeliya native pursued a B.S
degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and hopes and continue studying and stay in
the health field. Reflecting about his time in California and Davis: “I made
the best choice I could make. Great school, strong water polo program and an
amazing atmosphere. I loved every second of it!”. His feelings about the Israel
Bridge: “ Dan and The Israel Bridge helped me with the admission process and
with the NCAA compliance which is not an easy process for foreigners”.
Daniel Skripnik, St. Johns University, New York
Daniel Skripnik of Holon, ISRAEL earned a degree in Cyber Security and Business Administration at St. John's
University in Queens, with a 3.55 GPA.
He played on the men’s tennis team, helping them win the Big East
Conference and reach the NCAA Men’s Tournament in his final year.
experienced a lot of ups and downs during his time on the tennis team in
college, but views his glass as half full.
He explains,” I cherished and appreciate the opportunity to do a free
degree in the US, meet new people and continue to play the sport that I love
instead of retiring before or after an army like most athletes do. This is a
great opportunity for any athlete in the country, even for those who want to
continue to play professionally because of the high level of college sports.”
Daniel Krutik, St. Mary's College, Moraga, California
June 20, 2019 - SAN BRUNO, Calif. —
Gaels' senior Daniel Krutik (Kfar Saba, ISRAEL) has been named to the West Coast Conference
All-Academic Team for his superb work in the classroom. Krutik boasted a 3.42
GPA this year and studied Psychology with an emphasis in Neuroscience.
At the conclusion of each
athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad for each WCC-sponsored
sport. To be considered, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20
cumulative grade point average while also being a significant contributor to
Krutik was a team captain
and an integral member of the Gaels' lineup as he led the team with a 4-3
conference record in singles play. Mostly playing out of the No. 5 spot, Krutik
excelled in that position with a 5-3 record and was 5-2 overall over his last
10 matches. In doubles play, the senior tied for second on the team with three
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