Beyer and Stein Named First-Team Academic All-District VII
St. Louis, Mo., May 20, 2010 - Senior Alex Beyer of the Washington University in St. Louis men’s swimming and diving team and junior Isaac Stein of the seventh-ranked men’s tennis team have been named 2010 ESPN the Magazine First-Team Academic All-District VII honorees, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
As first-team academic all-district selections, both student-athletes are eligible to be selected for Academic All-America honors. ESPN the Magazine At-Large Academic All-America selections will be announced on Tuesday, June 8. Beyer is a biology major with a 3.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA); Stein is also a biology major, with a 3.97 GPA.
Already a two-time national champion in the 400-IM, Beyer also earns first-team Academic All-District VII honors for the second time in his career. He is the first student-athlete in Washington University history to win a pair of individual swimming national championships and last year he earned the distinction of becoming the first to earn first-team Academic All-America honors in program history as well.
He ended his career as a 22-time All-America honoree and he currently holds eight Washington University school records, five individual and three relays. His first-place time of 3:51.45 in the 400-IM at the 2009 NCAA Division III Championships still stands as the NCAA Division III record. Earlier this spring Beyer was selected as one of just 29 men’s winter sport honorees for an NCAA postgraduate scholarship. Beyer will begin medical school at Washington University in St. Louis beginning in the fall of 2010.
Stein has played an integral role leading Washington University to its fourth-straight quarterfinals appearance. Stein, who is ranked No. 3 in Division III in doubles with junior Max Woods, captured the Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Region doubles championship for the second-consecutive season.
Stein placed fifth in doubles at the ITA Small College National Championship in October, earning All-America honors for the first time in his career. He picked up career win number 100 against NAIA No. 9 ranked Graceland University on March 20. Stein is 49-15 in singles and 66-23 in doubles for an overall record of 115-38. A two-time Academic All-University Athletic Association (UAA) selection, he was a 2009 third-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American and first-team Academic All-District VII selection.