Beyer and Stein Named First-Team Academic All-American
ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA TEAM
St. Louis, Mo., June 8, 2010 – Washington University senior national champion swimmer Alex Beyer and junior men’s tennis player Isaac Stein were each named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine First-Team Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Beyer is one of three repeat first team selections, while Stein was a third team Academic All-America selection a year ago. Beyer is a biology major with a 3.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA), while Stein is also a biology major, with a 3.97 GPA. Washington University was the only school in all of NCAA or NAIA with more than one selection to the first team.
Already a two-time national champion in the 400-IM, Beyer also earns first-team Academic All-America 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 became the first to earn first-team Academic All-America honors in successive years.
Beyer 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 he 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 played an integral role in leading Washington University to a fourth-place finish at the 2010 NCAA Championship. He picked up NCAA All-America accolades in both singles and doubles in 2009-10, advancing to the round of 16 in singles and the quarterfinals in doubles at the NCAA Championship.
Stein captured the Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Region doubles championship, and placed fifth in doubles at the ITA Small College National Championship in October. He is 50-18 in singles and 68-26 in doubles in his career for an overall record of 118-44. A two-time Academic All-University Athletic Association (UAA) selection and the Elite 88 Award winner for men’s tennis, he is also a 2009 and 2010 ESPN The Magazine first-team Academic All-District VII selection. Stein is the second men’s tennis student-athlete (Michael Doyle, 1998, 2000) to earn multiple Academic All-America accolades.