July 9, 2003
WASHINGTON -- The American University men's tennis team had five players named to the 2003 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll as announced today by Carolyn Schlie Femovich, the league's executive director.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average (GPA) in the spring semester and be awarded a varsity letter in one of the six winter and nine spring League-sponsored championship sports. With five representatives, the Eagles finished only second to Colgate, which had six on the honor roll.
Senior captain Kyle Bailey (Sinking Spring, Pa./Wilson) repeated on the honor roll with a 3.50 in international marketing. Bailey earned All-Patriot League Second Team honors in his final campaign at AU. Also earning high marks was redshirt senior Andreas Kulcsar (Nueremberg, Germany/Neues Gum. Nuremberg), who had a 3.56 in international economics.
There were also three juniors named by the Patriot League including No. 1 singles and doubles player, Tushar Garg (Mumbai, India/Bradenton Academy). Garg was an All-Patriot League First Team selection and earned a 3.40 GPA in computer information systems. Juan Jaysingh (Rockville, Md./Georgetown Prep) earned a 3.25 in business administration while Ruben Rivero (Sevilla, Spain/Suffolk County Community College) secured a 3.51 in the same program.
The Eagles (15-4), who captured their second straight league title this spring with a 4-0 sweep over Army in the finals, ended their season with a 4-0 loss to No. 16 Washington in San Diego, Calif.
American University, which fields a 19-sport NCAA Division I athletics program featuring 10 women's sports and nine for men, recently completed its second year of membership in the Patriot League. Since joining the Patriot League, the University has captured league championships in men's cross country, women's lacrosse, women's cross country, men's soccer, women's soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis and women's volleyball, and a regular-season title in men's basketball.
Chartered by an Act of Congress in 1893, American University features students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and more than 160 nations worldwide.