Coyiuto Named To Academic All-District Team
Claremont, Calif. - Sophomore Women's Tennis player Mae Coyiuto (Makati City, Philippines) was named to the Capital One/College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Women's At-Large Academic All-District team in a vote of the district's CoSIDA representatives, it was announced today.
Coyiuto, who carries over a 3.9 GPA as a psychology major, is now eligible for Capital One Academic All-America honors, which will be announced in the first week of June.
A two-time first-team All-SCIAC selection, Coyiuto has led the Sagehens in victories in each of the last two seasons while playing primarily in the No. 2 spot in the lineup. She had a 17-6 record as a freshman last season and a 17-8 mark this spring, including several matches playing at No. 1. She also had 20 doubles wins with senior Arthi Padmanabhan, leading the team as well.
Coyiuto's efforts helped the Sagehens to a No. 6 national ranking in the final regular season poll, following wins over No. 8 Carnegie Mellon, No. 7 Bowdoin and No. 6 Middlebury in March. Pomona-Pitzer advanced to the regional finals of the NCAA Division III Tournament in May before falling to CMS to end its season with a 17-8 record.
Coyiuto has an impressive academic and philanthropic background in her native Philippines. She was a published author of children's books by the time she was 10 years old, and also authored a book of short stories at age 16. She has started her own non-profit organization called Gintong Isip ("Golden Minds"), which works with the Habitat for Humanity to build libraries in housing developments. At Pomona, she also organized a fundraiser to benefit the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Typhoon Haiyan, as it is known in the United States).