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Dantzler, Markovic Earn Academic All-America Honors

Brendan Markovic and Kristin Dantzler

ASHLAND, Va. – Randolph-Macon juniors Kristin Dantzler (Williamsburg, Va./York) and Brendan Markovic (Westminster, MD / Winters Mill) have earned Google Cloud Academic All-American status it was announced Wednesday. The Google Cloud Academic All-America program is administered and voted upon by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Honorees must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average, participated in at least half of all contests and must have completed one full year at their institutions.

Markovic and Dantzler were selected into the At-Large teams, both on the Third Team for their respective gender. The two contributed to a collection of just 14 men and 19 women to carry a 4.0-or-better grade point average of the 95 total honorees.

Dantzler is a two-time member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic squad as well as the Virginia Sports Information Directors All-Academic team. Dantzler is a double-major in Archaeology and Greek along with a minor in religious studies. She has earned multiple Dean's List honors and is a member of two National Honor Societies. She has been named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete and participates in the A. Purnell Bailey Pre-Ministerial Program for Ordained Ministry as well as the Pep Band. On the court, Dantzler was awarded All-ODAC Second Team honors for doubles play this season. It was the second year in a row that she was honored with an All-ODAC selection. Dantzler is believed to be the first Academic All-American on either tennis squad.

Markovic is also a two-time honoree of the ODAC All-Academic team. Markovic holds the highest grade point average across all Randolph-Macon student-athletes. He is a Business Finance major and minors in accounting. He is a Presidential Scholarship recipient, members of the Dean's List and has won two major awards from Phi Beta Kappa for underclassmen. Markovic is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory representative, a member of the Randolph-Macon Student Conduct Board as well as a tutor for the Higgins Academic Center on campus. He was named the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year earlier this year. On the field, Markovic led the team in points, collecting 55 total on 30 goals and 25 assists. The junior was the second-most accurate shooter on the team this season amongst the core starting unit. Markovic joins 2018 graduate Kyle Keepers, 2014 graduate Jason Andrews and 2012 graduate Tyler Midwinter as being honored on a national level for academics.

Markovic and Dantzler join 2019 graduate Maddie Burns (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) as earning Academic All-American honors this school year. Seven others were named to Google Cloud Academic All-District squads.