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August 3, 2009
Three Hokies named to ACC Men's Tennis All-Academic team
Graber, Re and Somen receive conference honor

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech men’s tennis players Pedro Graber, Yoann Re and Luka Somen have been named to the 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis All-Academic Team, as announced today by Commissioner John D. Swofford.
Candidates for the awards 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.

The ACC Men’s Tennis All-Academic Team includes 10 repeat selections from 2008 and one four-time selection in Duke’s Kiril Dimitrov. Four ITA All-Americans – Virginia’s Inglot and Sanam Singh, Georgia Tech’s Guillermo Gomez and NC State’s Jay Weinacker – earned All-Academic recognition as well.

Seven student-athletes earning All-ACC Academic honors were also All-ACC selections: Duke’s Dimitrov, Georgia Tech’s Gomez, NC State’s Weinacker, Virginia’s Inglot, Singh and Houston Barrick, and Virginia Tech’s Yoann Re. ACC Freshman of the Year Luke Somen of Virginia Tech also earned a spot on the All-ACC Academic team.

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

#ACC Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year
*repeat All-ACC academic honorees
**Three-time honoree
***Four-time honoree

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