Trio of Cats Earn Conference Academic Honors

Trio of Cats Earn Conference Academic Honors

Sophomore Will Kneale, junior Matt Dunn, and senior Sumeet Shinde were all named Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mentions, announced by the league office on Wednesday. 

To be eligible for an All-Academic Team selection, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and either be a starter or a significant contributor on his team.

Kneale recorded a team-best 3.47 GPA while he's currently majoring in press-business. The Melbourne, Australia native notched dual match wins over Boise State's Lewis Roskilly and Southern Miss' Daniel Marker this spring. Both wins came from the No. 5 position.

Dunn kept an impressive 3.42 GPA and is currently majoring in accounting. The Tucson, Ariz. native compiled four wins on the season, including earning back-to-back victories on Oct. 31 in the first and second rounds of the Eaasley Memorial Classic. 

Shinde has compiled a 3.20 GPA and his currently majoring in business economics. The Pune, India native recorded eight wins in dual play, earning four from the No. 1 spot and four from the No. 2 position, while also claiming a victory over a ranked opponent. He was placed as high as No. 74 in ITA individual rankings back on Feb. 10.  

Pac-12 All-Academic- Men's Tennis
First Team    Yr.       GPA    Major

Gregory Bayane, CAL         SR      3.64    Economics

Emmett Egger, WASH         SR      3.70    Political Science

Viktor Farkas, WASH          SR      3.86    Computer Science

Dennis Mkrtchian, UCLA   SR      3.69    Political Science & Int'l. Devel. Studies (Double major)

John Morrissey, STAN        SR      3.64    International Relations

Robert Stineman, STAN     SR      3.73    Chemistry

Trey Strobel, STAN  JR       3.69    Management Science and Engineering

Oskar Wikberg, CAL            JR       3.85    Interdisciplinary Studies

Second Team          Yr.       GPA    Major

Jayson Amos, ORE SO      3.58    Business Administration

Max de Vroome, USC         JR       3.52    Business Administration
Gal Hakak, WASH   SO      3.71    Economics
Daan Maasland, ORE         JR       3.62    Business Administration
Chase Melton, CAL SR      3.45    Environmental Economics and Policy
Maciek Romanowicz, STAN          JR       3.68    Undeclared
Daniel Sardu, ORE SR      3.55    Business Administration
Anthony Tsodikov, STAN   JR       3.69    Undeclared

Honorable Mention All-Academic

Yale Goldberg, SO, STAN; Will Kneale, SO, ARIZ; Matt Dunn, JR, ARIZ; Mackenzie McDonald, SO, UCLA; Mads Engsted, JR, CAL; Matt Cowley, JR, UTAH; Wendell Watanabe, RS SO, WASH; Cedric Willems, SR, UTAH; Eric Johnson, SR, USC; Sumeet Shinde, SR, ARIZ; Nolan Paige, JR, STAN; Andre Goransson, SO, CAL; Joseph Swaysland, SR, ORE.