Aug. 3, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s Guillermo Gomez, Kevin King and Ryan Smith were named to the 2009 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men’s Tennis Team as announced by ACC Commissioner John D. Swofford Monday.
Gomez, a sophomore from Alicante, Spain, earns his second consecutive honor, and is one of four ITA All-Americans to earn All-Academic recognition as well. He concluded his 2009 campaign with a 29-10 singles record, and made a trip to the Round of 32 at the NCAA Singles Championships. Earlier in the year, Gomez was selected to the All-ACC Men’s Tennis Team, was named the ITA Mideast Region Player to Watch and reached a No. 7 national ranking.
Smith, a sophomore from Marietta, Ga., joins Gomez as one of 10 repeat selections from 2008. The biochemistry major notched 13 wins in singles play to go with 17 doubles victories.
King, a freshman from Peachtree City, Ga., earned a spot on his first All-ACC Academic Team. He is one of just three first-year student-athletes to make the list. He picked up 17 singles wins and 19 doubles wins on the year.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.
2009 ACC Men's Tennis All-Academic Team
Name, School Class Major
Brian Locklear, Boston College So. Undeclared Akash Muppidi, Boston College Fr, Finance Rok Bizjak, Clemson Jr. Financial Management *Kevin Galloway, Clemson So. Financial Management **Dylan Arnould, Duke Jr. Political Science ***Kiril Dimitrov, Duke Sr. Mathematics Jared Pinsky, Duke So. Sociology Drew Bailey, Florida State Sr. Business Administration Vahid Mirzadeh, Florida State Jr. Exploratory-Business *Guillermo Gomez, Georgia Tech So. Industrial Engineering Kevin King, Georgia Tech Fr, Mechanical Engineering *Ryan Smith, Georgia Tech So. Biochemistry **Nickolai Nielsen, Maryland Sr. International Business Christian Blocker, Miami So. Accounting *Jay Weinacker, NC State Sr. Business Management Houston Barrick, Virginia Jr. Government #**Dominic Inglot, Virginia Sr. Commerce *Sanam Singh, Virginia So Undeclared **Pedro Graber, Virginia Tech Jr. Industrial and Systems Engineering Yoann Re, Virginia Tech Jr. Finance Luke Somen, Virginia Tech Fr. Business Jonathan Wolff, Wake Forest So. Psychology