Men’s Tennis Lands Three on Capital One Academic All-District Team
St. Louis, Mo., May 17, 2013 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s tennis team had three student-athletes named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Five Division III Men’s At-Large First Team, as announced Friday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Junior Tim Noack and seniors Gary Parizher and Adam Putterman each took home the accolade for Washington U. Parizher and Putterman are repeat selections after earning first-team honors a year ago, while Noack took home the accolade for the first time in his career.
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 grade point average while majoring in chemical engineering.
Parizher, a first-team all-UAA honoree at No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles with junior Jeffrey Hirsh, has compiled a 37-8 overall record as a senior. He is 20-4 in singles, and has won 14-straight matches entering NCAA Quarterfinal play. Parizher ranks ninth in school history with 128 victories. He is a three-time Academic all-UAA honoree, he has a 3.87 GPA while majoring in biology.
Putterman has posted a 44-15 overall record as a senior, including a 25-6 mark at No. 1 singles. He was named the 2013 UAA Most Valuable Player and Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Region Senior Player of the Year. Putterman has a 155-67 career mark and is seventh on the all-time Washington University wins list (155).
He will represent Washington U. in singles and with sophomore Ross Putterman in doubles at the 2013 NCAA Division III Individual Championships May 23-25 in Kalamazoo, Mich. A 2012 Capital One Second-Team Academic All-America selection, Putterman has a 3.75 GPA while majoring in economics and strategy, and organizational behavior and human resources.
In order to be selected to an academic all-district team, a student-athlete must demonstrate success on the playing field and in the classroom, with academic and athletic achievements taken into consideration. The student-athlete must possess a minimum 3.30 cumulative GPA and be at least a sophomore in academic standing. All three student-athletes will be eligible to be selected to the Academic All-America Team, which will be announced on Tuesday, June 4.