EUGENE, Ore. – The University of Oregon men’s tennis team has been honored as a 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team, the ITA announced recently. Additionally, three Oregon student-athletes earned ITA Scholar Athlete accolades as the Ducks continued their outstanding academic track record.
Oregon is one of three Pac-12 schools to earn ITA All-Academic Team recognition. The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale).
Brent Chin, Aaron Clissold and Daan Maasland were honored as ITA Scholar Athletes. Chin and Maasland will return as sophomores for Oregon’s 2013-14 campaign, while Clissold graduated last season. In order for a student-athlete to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, the player must; be a varsity letter winner, have a grade point average of at least 3.50 for the academic year and be enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters.
Clissold, who graduated with a degree in business, had a 13-5 singles record and a 17-10 mark in doubles action last season. Maasland went 23-9 overall in singles as a true freshman, the third-highest single-season win total in school history. Chin finished his freshman campaign with a 9-9 overall singles record. The Portland, Ore., native is a business administration major.
The Ducks also had success outside the classroom in 2013, posting a 16-8 record. Oregon was ranked as high as No. 33 by the ITA, the program’s highest ever ranking, and defeated Stanford for the first time in school history. Oregon had four academic All-Pac-12 selections in 2013.