Courtesy of Benedictine University
LISLE, Ill. -- Benedictine University women's tennis coach Mandy Semenik has announced her resignation effective immediately.
Semenik, a former standout student-athlete for Benedictine University who holds a Master of Science in clinical psychology, has served as the head coach for the Eagles' women's tennis program since 2007 but is heading into private practice in the counseling field.
"Mandy did an outstanding job of building our program from the ground up," Benedictine Director of Athletics Mark McHorney stated. "She did so much for the women's tennis program, completely changing the direction of our program and also brought the university our first conference title. She will be tough to replace, but I wish her nothing but the best in the future."
Semenik was a rare four-sport athlete at Benedictine during her time as a student-athlete, participating in tennis, track and field, cross country and swimming during her intercollegiate athletics career at Benedictine. She lettered three seasons in tennis, earning all-conference accolades as a freshman and the Eagles' "Most Valuable Player" award as a senior. She was also named the Benedictine female 'Athlete of the Year' as a senior.
Semenik spent two seasons as a graduate assistant with Benedictine's track and field and cross country programs and has also been an instructor in Benedictine's highly-successful "Learn to Swim" program. The two-time conference runner-up in tennis, worked as a tennis instructor for Aurora Country Club, Lockport Township Park District and the Lockport Township High School's tennis camp.
Benedictine finished 4-8 in 2011, including a 4-7 mark in conference play. The Eagles tied for the conference championship in 2010 with a 10-1 record.
A national search for a replacement has already begun.