St. Louis, Mo., June 10, 2015 – Washington University sophomore Jeremy Bush and senior Ross Putterman were named to the 2015 Division III Men's Tennis All-America Team, as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).
The duo earns All-America status for the second consecutive season after advancing to the quarterfinals of the 2015 NCAA Division III Doubles Championship.
Bush and Putterman, who earned first-team All-University Athletic Association (UAA) honors in doubles, posted an overall record of 18-14 during the 2014-15 campaign. The pair won its opening round match at the NCAA Division III Championship before falling in the quarterfinals. The duo ended the season ranked No. 10 in the ITA Doubles Rankings.
Putterman closed his career at WashU with an overall doubles record of 88-43, putting him seventh on the all-time wins list. Coupled with 66 singles victories, he is eighth in school history with 154 overall wins.
A four-time All-American in doubles, Putterman was a six-time All-UAA selection – four times in doubles and twice in singles. Along with his doubles success, he also finished the season ranked No. 33 in the ITA Singles Rankings following a 21-9 year and an appearance in the NCAA Singles Championship.
His playing partner, Bush, finished the season with a 19-7 record in singles. An All-American in doubles for the second consecutive year, Bush will return to the Bears with 80 career wins (37-17 in singles and 43-24 in doubles).
Additionally, sophomore John Carswell finished the year ranked No. 32 in the ITA Singles Rankings. He also earned a spot in the 32-man NCAA Division III singles draw for the second year in a row.
As a team, WashU posted a 22-6 overall record, tied for the most wins in school history, and finished the season ranked No. 3 in the ITA Rankings. The Bears advanced to the NCAA semifinals for the seventh time in the last eight years and defeated No. 8 University of Chicago 5-3 in the NCAA Third-Place match.