June 24, 2018

Meet Vanja Babunski - Trinity Women's Tennis

Vanja Babunski Vanja Babunski enjoyed a successful four years on the tennis court but also left her mark at Trinity outside of tennis as well. Babunski was one of Trinity’s top players in both singles and doubles and led numerous community initiatives outside of competition dealing with renewable energy and energy consumption on campus.

Babunski finished her career with a 38-24 singles record and over ten doubles victories with numerous partners. She was chosen as an alternate for the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Singles Championships as a junior. As a senior, she tied for the team lead in singles victories and led the squad in doubles wins. As a sophomore, she led the Bantams in singles wins, singles winning percentage and doubles wins. She was a three-time NESCAC All-Academic selection and was named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team honoree in 2016-17. Before coming to Trinity, Babunski was a member of the Serbian National Team and was ranked among the top three players in her native country.

Babunski’s work around campus outside of tennis was exemplary as she worked on various environmental initiatives. One such initiative was TREEhouse, a cultural house that houses outdoors and environmentally themed clubs on campus—the Outdoors Club, the Rock Climbing Club, and Green Campus. Many of the more recent sustainability efforts on campus can be credited to Babunski, who has worked at facilities provider, Aramark, as a Sustainability Coordinator at Trinity. Her primary goal has been to inform students about environmental consciousness and energy conservation on campus. She was part of the Sustainability Task Force and has directed and produced a short movie that highlights conservation efforts on campus and ways in which students can participate.