ELMHURST, Ill. – Five men's tennis players were selected to the 2013 Summit League Academic All-League Team as voted by the Faculty Athletic Representatives and Sports Information Directors of the league's nine member institutions. Student-athletes were chosen for the honor based on their academic and athletic performances this season.
Regular season and tournament champion Kansas City led the way with two selections in Nino Hasandedic and Tomas Patino. Joining the duo are Western Illinois' Mitch Granger, South Dakota State's Parker Lawley and Fort Wayne's Martin Muadi.
Three of the Academic All-League selections (Hasandedic, Lawley and Patino) were previously named All-Summit League.
Hasandedic, who has a 3.97 GPA in business administration, posted a 3-1 Summit League record at No. 1 singles and is 13-6 overall this season. He is a two-time selection to the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence and the Academic All-League squads.
Patino, owner of a 3.73 GPA in environmental sciences, went 3-0 in Summit League matches and has a 13-5 overall record. He has earned Distinguished Scholar accolades and Academic All-League recognition.
Granger, with a 3.90 GPA in journalism, compiled a 3-2 Summit League record and 11 overall victories this season.
Lawley, who has a 3.977 GPA in mechanical engineering, went 4-0 in Summit League play and 13-6 overall. He helped lead his team to its best Summit League finish.
Muadi, with a 4.00 GPA in engineering, went 1-2 in Summit League matches and totaled 10 overall victories this season.
To be eligible for the Academic All-League team, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale), completed at least one full academic year at the current institution and participated in 50 percent of their team's competitions.
2013 Summit League Men's Tennis Academic All-League Team
Name, School / Yr. / Hometown / GPA / Major
Mitch Granger, Western Illinois / So. / Grayslake, Ill. / 3.90 / Journalism
Nino Hasandedic, Kansas City / Sr. / Munich, Germany / 3.97 / Business Administration
Parker Lawley, South Dakota State / So. / Fargo, N.D. / 3.977 / Mechanical Engineering
Martin Muadi, Fort Wayne / So. / Guatemala City, Guatemala / 4.00 / Engineering
Tomas Patino, Kansas City / Jr. / Medellin, Colombia / 3.73 / Environmental Sciences
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Entering its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 144,000 at nine universities, four of which are located in top 58 U.S. metro populations (Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Omaha). Member institutions include: Fort Wayne (Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), Kansas City (University of Missouri-Kansas City), North Dakota State University, Oakland University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. The University of Denver is the newest member and will join the league on July 1, 2013. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 54 All-Americans, 37 Academic All-America selections and seven NCAA Championships. For more information about the league and its history, visit www.thesummitleague.org to "See The Summit" or follow on Twitter @thesummitleague.