INDIANAPOLIS - For the second straight season, the Marian University men's tennis team had one of its student-athletes honored as a Capital One Academic All-America® College Division At-Large selection, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced late last week.
Senior Will Dixon
was named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Second Team for the first time after earning a third team honor in 2012.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 16,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
Dixon, who graduated last month, closed his career with a 3.79 GPA on a 4.00 scale as an accounting and finance major. In the 2012-13 season, Dixon saw action in 14 matches in doubles competition and finished the year with a 4-10 record in doubles competition with varying partners. He also went 1-0 in singles competition with a win at No. 6 singles. He closed his career with a 30-38 overall singles record, including a 15-15 mark in his sophomore season at No. 2 singles. He also went 19-39 in doubles competition and spent most of his career competing at No. 1 doubles.
He is the ninth Knight to earn Capital One Academic All-America® honors and is the fifth in the 2012-13 season to earn the honor.
The Knights finished the 2012-13 season with an 18-8 overall record and finished third in the Crossroads League with a 5-3 record. Head coach Steve Mackell
was named the league coach of the year for the first time in his career.