Tim Noack Wins Elite 89 Award at NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championship
Kalamazoo, Mich., May 19, 2013 – Washington University in St. Louis junior Tim Noack was the recipient of the Elite 89 Award for the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championship. Noack received the honor Sunday night at the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championship Banquet in Kalamazoo, Mich.
The Elite 89, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships.
Noack, a second-team all-University Athletic Association (UAA) selection, has a 21-11 overall record this season playing No. 3 singles for the Bears. He is 15-9 in singles, including an 8-5 mark at No. 3 singles in dual matches. Noack has a 3.97 GPA while majoring in chemical engineering.
A 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Five Division III Men’s At-Large First Team selection, Noack is also a two-time Academic all-UAA honoree. He is the sixth student-athlete in school history to earn the Elite 89 Award. Washington University has an NCAA Division III leading nine selections since the program’s inception in 2009-10.
Noack and the Bears take on No. 2 ranked Kenyon College in the quarterfinals of the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championship Monday at 4 p.m. (ET) in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Bears are making their seventh-straight and 10th overall NCAA Quarterfinal appearance.
Eligible student-athletes for the Elite 89 Award are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and a designated member of the squad size at the championship. The number of credits completed breaks all ties.
For more information on the Elite 89 award winners, log on to NCAA.com/elite89.