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Utah Men's Tennis Places Four on All-Academic Teams

Ben Tasevac became the first Ute to be named First Team All-Academic Pac-12

Ben Tasevac became the first Ute to be named First Team All-Academic Pac-12

May 29, 2014

Pac-12 Release

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Utah men's tennis had four student-athletes garner honors from the Pac-12 as the conference announced its all-academic teams today

Senior Ben Tasevac became the first Ute in program history to earn First Team All-Academic Pac-12 status. The Bosnian native amassed a 3.63 GPA in exercise sports science and was honored for the second year in a row.

Tasevac was named Most Improved Senior of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) two weeks ago and Pac-12 Player of the week on Feb. 25. He finished his collegiate career with 48 singles wins and 25 doubles victories.

Junior Slim Hamza also received accolades for a second-consecutive year by being honorably mentioned.  Tasevac and Hamza join Dmitry Mamedov  (2nd Team, 2012-13) and Alejandro Medinilla (HM, 2012-13) as two-time Pac-12 all-academic selections

Sophomores Matt Cowley and Cedric Willems were also honorably mentioned bringing Utah's total of recognized student-athletes to eight in the last three years.


 

 

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