Adam Putterman Named to 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Second Team
ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA TEAM
St. Louis, Mo., June 5, 2012 – Washington University in St. Louis junior Adam Putterman was selected to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division III Men’s At-Large Second Team, as announced Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Putterman is the fourth men’s tennis student-athlete to receive Academic All-America honors, and marks the 100th Academic All-America honoree in the history of the Washington University Department of Athletics. This also marks the fourth-straight year Washington U. has been represented on the At-Large Academic All-America Team (Isaac Stein – 2009, 2010, 2011).
Putterman closed out his junior campaign with an appearance in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championship. He earned All-America honors in singles after advancing to the quarterfinals, and dropped his opening-round doubles match with freshman Ross Putterman. While playing No. 1 singles and doubles for the Bears, Putterman accumulated a 56-16 overall record (32-6-singles; 24-10-doubles) in the 2011-12 season.
He was a second-team all-UAA honoree in singles and doubles, and also earned Capital One Academic All-District and Academic All-UAA honors. Putterman has a 111-52 (.681) overall record in three seasons on the Danforth Campus and became the 11th player in school history to join the 100-win club. He enters his senior campaign ranked seventh in school history in singles wins (66) and ninth in overall victories (111).
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a minimum 3.30 cumulative GPA, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing, and be nominated by his or her sports information director. Putterman has a 3.77 grade point average while majoring in economics and strategy, and organizational behavior.