June 25, 2013
    Koontz, Contini and Bjerrehus recognized for academic success
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    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech's men's tennis team placed three on the All-ACC Academic Team with Hunter Koontz, Amerigo Contini and Andreas Bjerrehus all earning honors, as announced Tuesday by Commissioner John Swofford.

    In addition to in the classroom, Koontz, Contini and Bjerrehus also saw a lot of success on the court this season. This marks the first All-ACC Academic team honor for all three.

    Koontz finished the season ranked 19th in the Atlantic Region in singles and was ranked ninth in doubles with Bjerrehus. The sophomore business major posted a 25-14 overall record in singles and finished 21-15 in doubles.

    Contini was named the ACC Freshman of the Year, the Atlantic Region Player to Watch and earned a bid to the NCAA Singles National Championship. The freshman tallied a 28-12 overall record, finishing the season ranked 67th nationally and sixth in the Atlantic region. In addition, recorded a 25-11 overall record in doubles.

    Bjerrehus, a management major, finished the season ranked 94th nationally and 11th in the Atlantic region after recording an overall singles mark of 30-12. The freshman also had a 24-13 overall record in doubles and went 19-9 with Contini as the pair was ranked as high as eighth during the season.

    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 their academic career.

    Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Yannick Maden, Clemson

    2013 Men’s Tennis All-ACC Academic Team
    Name – School, Year, Major
    Hunter Harrington - Clemson, So., Management
    Dominique Maden - Clemson, Jr., Marketing
    ***Yannick Maden - Clemson, Sr., Economics
    **Henrique Cunha - Duke, Sr., Psychology
    **Raphael Hemmeler - Duke, So., Economics
    ***Chris Mengel - Duke, Jr., History
    Michael Redlicki - Duke, Fr., Undeclared
    Fred Saba - Duke, Jr., Psychology
    Dominic Cotrone - Florida State, So., Social Science
    **Blake Davis - Florida State, Jr., Finance
    Juan Spir - Georgia Tech, Sr., International Affairs
    Wilfredo Gonzalez - Miami, So., Economics
    Brett Clark - North Carolina, Fr., Business Administration
    **Austin Powell - NC State, So., Business Administration
    Sean Weber - NC State, Jr., Biological Sciences
    **Mitchell Frank - Virginia, So., Arts & Sciences Undeclared
    Mac Styslinger - Virginia, Fr., Arts & Sciences Undeclared
    Andreas Bjerrehus - Virginia Tech, Fr., Management
    Amerigo Contini - Virginia Tech, Fr., University Studies
    Hunter Koontz - Virginia Tech, So., Business

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

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