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Yang Named Academic All-America

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June 5 – (AUSTIN, Texas) – Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis junior Sarah Yang has been named to the Academic All-America® women's tennis team as selected by the College Sports Communicators. Yang's honor is the first for the program since 2022.

This prestigious award for Yang marks the fifth time a Carnegie Mellon women's tennis athlete has earned Academic All-America recognition, as she joins Lindy Cornwall (2021, 2022) and Katie Cecil (2013, 2014) as the Tartan honorees.

Yang is an electrical and computer engineering major with a 3.69 grade point average. She will be a software engineering intern at Freddie Mac this summer and spent time as a teaching assistant for electrical and computer engineering this spring. She was an undergraduate researcher for CMU in 2022 and a python engineer for the Languages Technologies Institute.

Yang had another outstanding year for the women's tennis team, competing at first singles. She finished the year with a 15-2 dual match record and a 16-4 overall singles record. Seven of her victories came against nationally ranked teams. During the year, Yang was ranked as high as 19th nationally in singles. She was invited to the NCAA Singles Championship again this year but declined the invitation.

Yang also helped the team with a 7-3 doubles record, winning twice with senior Danna Taylor during the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship tournament.

The junior is a two-time All-American and three-time All-UAA First Team selection at first singles.