MEDFORD - Three Tufts University Jumbos are on the 2020-21 Academic All-District® Men's At-Large Team, selected by CoSIDA. Isaac Gorelik and Boris Sorkin from the men's tennis team, and Nate Tingen from the men's swimming team were each recognized.
Recognizing the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom, the CoSIDA Academic All-District® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA. The CoSIDA Academic All-District® teams are divided into geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
Gorelik, Sorkin and Tingen are three of the 13 student-athletes on the NCAA Division III District I (Massachusetts and Maine) Team. They are the only New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) individuals to receive the Academic All-District® Men's At-Large Team honor this year.
The Men's At-Large Team accepts nominations in the sports of Men's Fencing, Men's Golf, Men's Gymnastics, Men's Ice Hockey, Men's Lacrosse, Men's Rifle, Men's Skiing, Men's Swimming & Diving, Men's Tennis, Men's Volleyball, Men's Water Polo and Men's Wrestling.
From Weston, Massachusetts, Gorelik is a junior majoring in Data Science and Applied Math at Tufts. He was selected as an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American in 2021 and earned the #15 national ranking in singles following the season. He received an NCAA Singles Championship berth in the spring and won a match to advance to round of 16. While in Chattanooga for the NCAA Championships, Gorelik was announced as the NCAA Elite 90 Award recipient for having the highest GPA at the site. He speaks four languages as a native Russian and English speaker with proficiency in Spanish and Hebrew, and was recognized nationally in high school for achieving a perfect ACT Score of 36/36.
A four-year standout for the men's tennis team originally from Saint Petersburg, Russia, Sorkin graduated in 2021 with a degree in biochemistry. He achieved ITA All-American honors in the spring after playing in the NCAA Singles national championship match. Earlier in his career he won back-to-back ITA Cup fall singles national championships in 2018 and 2019. A two-time ITA All-American overall who was named NESCAC Co-Player of the Year for the 2021 season, Sorkin was selected as a CoSIDA Academic All-American® in 2020. Recently inducted into the Tufts chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, he will attend Harvard School of Dental Medicine starting in July.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic canceling many college swimming seasons, Tingen's selection was based on career accomplishments. A Tufts junior from Yorba Linda, California, Tingen is majoring in Cognitive Brain Science and Biomedical Sciences. He is a two-time NCAA qualifier who earned five All-American honors during his freshman and sophomore seasons combined. Part of three NESCAC championship relay foursomes in his freshman and sophomore seasons (2019 and 2020), Tingen was the NESCAC runner-up individually in the 100 and 200 backstrokes as a sophomore in 2020, when he also placed third in 50 backstroke. A College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-American - given for at least 3.5 GPA and qualifying for the NCAA Championships - Tingen will enter the Doctorate degree program at Tufts Medical School in the Fall of 2022.
Sorkin and Gorelik played first and second singles, respectively, for head coach Karl Gregor's 2021 men's tennis team. The Jumbos advanced to the NESCAC Championship Match for the first time this spring. Tingen helped the 2018-19 men's swimming & diving team at Tufts place 10th at the NCAA Championships, marking their third straight year in the NCAA top 10.
Gorelik, Sorkin and TIngen advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early August.
Including Molly Ryan and Sofia Rosa in women's basketball, Brennan Morris in men's basketball, Sophie Lloyd in women's soccer, Travis Van Brewer in men's soccer, Matt Alswanger in football, Cate Desler in volleyball, Miles Reid in baseball, Kristina Haghdan in softball and Catherine Lawliss (lacrosse) and Amy Socha (swimming) as women's At-Large recipients, Tufts has had 14 Academic All-District® selections this year. The men's and women's cross country / track & field teams will be announced on July 15.