Isaac Stein Named Capital One Academic All-American for Third-Straight Year
St. Louis, Mo., June 8, 2011 – Washington University in St. Louis senior men’s tennis player Isaac Stein capped a tremendous four-year career by earning 2011 Capital One First-Team Academic All-America honors, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Stein is the second three-time Academic All-America selection in men’s tennis history (Michael Doyle, 1998, 1999, 2000), after earning third team honors in 2009 and first-team accolades in 2010. He is also just the ninth Washington University student-athlete in school history to earn three Academic All-America citations.
Stein was 17-12 this season in singles and 21-11 in doubles for a combined overall record of 38-23. He qualified for the NCAA Tournament in both singles and doubles for the second-consecutive year, and earned All-America honors in doubles after advancing to the semifinals with classmate Max Woods.
"This is a great honor for Isaac, who was a true scholar-athlete in every sense of the word with his 3.9+ graduating grade point average,” said 10th-year head coach Roger Follmer.
Stein earned three All-America accolades in his career, becoming the sixth player in school history to achieve the feat. He picked up All-America honors a year ago in singles after falling in the round of 16, while teaming with Woods to earn All-America honors in doubles last year after dropping their round of 16 match.
Stein ends his four-year career on the Danforth Campus as one of the winningest players in school history. He is sixth all-time in victories with a 156-67 record, while also ranking sixth in singles (67) and doubles (89) wins.
Stein was a three-time Academic All-University Athletic Association (UAA) and Capital One All-District honoree, and was selected as the 2010 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Elite 88 Award winner. He graduated in May with a degree in biology and carried a 3.91 grade point average.
Stein led Washington University to a 20-6 overall record in 2010-11 and a berth in the NCAA Division III semifinals for the fourth-straight season. The Bears also placed second in the UAA with a 2-1 mark.