Spir Named to All-ACC Academic Team in Men's Tennis

June 25, 2013

Greensboro, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s Juan Spir has been named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 2013 All-ACC Academic Team, announced Tuesday by Commissioner John Swofford.

The three-time Georgia Tech All-American and All-ACC performer recently completed s four-year career as the best doubles player ever to play for the Yellow Jackets, compiling a school-record 103 victories, and also won 75 singles matches for Tech. The senior from Medellin, Colombia and his doubles partner Vikram Hundal finished the spring ranked 10th nationally, and he was ranked among the nation’s top 50 singles players.

Clemson senior Yannick Maden was named the ACC Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The All-ACC Academic Team boasts 12 student-athletes that earned All-ACC recognition in 2013, while four of those student-athletes are repeat All-ACC Academic team selections, including two three-time honorees in Clemson’s Maden and Duke’s Chris Mengel.

Nine ACC institutions are recognized on this year’s team, led by Duke with five selections. Clemson and Virginia Tech each followed with three apiece, while Florida State, NC State and Virginia each had two student-athletes recognized, and Georgia Tech, Miami and North Carolina each landed one student-athlete on the team.

To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during her academic career.

2013 Men's Tennis All-Academic TeamName, Year, MajorHunter Harrington, Clemson, So., ManagementDominique Maden, Clemson, Jr., MarketingYannick Maden, Clemson, Sr., Economics (Scholar-Athlete of the Year)***Henrique Cunha, Duke, Sr., Psychology**Raphael Hemmeler, Duke, So., Economics**Chris Mengel, Duke, Jr., History***Michael Redlicki, Duke, Fr., UndeclaredFred Saba, Duke, Jr., PsychologyDominic Cotrone, Florida State, So., Social ScienceBlake Davis, Florida State, Jr., Finance** Juan Spir, Georgia Tech, Sr., International AffairsWilfredo Gonzalez, Miami, So., EconomicsBrett Clark, North Carolina, Fr., Business AdministrationAustin Powell, NC State, So., Business Management**Sean Weber, NC State, Jr., Biological SciencesMitchell Frank, Virginia, So., Arts & Sciences Undeclared**Mac Styslinger, Virginia, Fr., Arts & Sciences UndeclaredAndreas Bjerrehus, Virginia Tech, Fr., ManagementAmerigo Contini, Virginia Tech, Fr., University StudiesHunter Koontz, Wake Forest, So., Business

** Two-time All-ACC Academic Team selection *** Three-time All-ACC Academic Team selection

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