Karnibad to Play Tennis for Mount St Mary's University
Senior Jarrett Karnibad signed his Letter of Intent to play tennis for The Mount - Mount St Mary's University, a Division 1 school in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Jarrett, an outstanding scholar athlete was named the 2017-18 Male Academic Athlete of the Year by the Savannah Morning News. Upon graduation, he will have received 13 Varsity letters for baseball, basketball, football and tennis. Congratulations to Jarrett and the Karnibad family!
Jarrett Karnibad has made a name for himself at Savannah Country Day as one of the most versatile athletes in town. He is a star on the Hornet tennis and baseball teams, and has also been a standout in basketball and football at SCD.
On Thursday, the senior narrowed it down to one sport as he signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Mount St. Mary’s University, a Division I program in Maryland.
Karnibad has been an All-Savannah Morning News first-team selection in tennis the last three years, and he was a first-team pick as a baseball pitcher last season. He went 14-2 in tennis as a junior.
“I picked Mount St. Mary’s because I really fell in love with the campus when I went to visit,” said Karnibad, who was Best of Preps Male Academic Athlete of the Year as a junior. “I liked the coach up there, and it’s close to Washington D.C. with the pro teams like the Nationals there. I want to major in sports management, so it was the perfect fit for me.”
Karnibad said it was a tough choice picking tennis over baseball, but he was being recruited as a pitcher in baseball and was looking for a chance to play every day.
“I love tennis, and will be able to play in every match,” he said.
Karnibad hasn’t played football since his sophomore year, he is a standout currently on the basketball team and juggles tennis and baseball during the spring.
“Savannah Country Day has helped me get ready for college,” Karnibad said. “It’s academics first, and then practice. That’s going to help in the transition to college.”
SCDS Most Versatile Athlete 2016-17, 2017-18 Savannah Morning NewsMale Academic Athlete of Year 2017-18
Baseball Letterman 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 Coaches’ Award 2016-17 Scholar Athlete 2016-17 All Region 2ndTeam 2016-17, 1stTeam 2017-18 MVP 2017-18 Cy Young Award 2017-18 SMN 1stTeam All Area 2017-18
Basketball Letterman 2016-17, 2017-18
Football Letterman 2015-16, 2016-17 Head of School Award 2016-17 Scholar Athlete 2016-17
Tennis Letterman 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 MVP 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 All Area 1st Team 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 Scholar Athlete 2016-17 All Area 1stTeam 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 SMN 1stTeam 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18