April 18, 2012
IRVING, Texas --- East Carolina junior John Schmitt has been named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team, as voted upon by the league's men's tennis media relations contacts. Honorees must hold a minimum 3.2 GPA and have competed in at least 75 percent of their team's scheduled matches.
Schmitt is a three-time member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and has played the majority of the season at the No. 3 and 4 singles position. The Raleigh, N.C., native holds a 3.66 GPA in business and sports an 11-8 singles and 13-8 record in doubles.
The Pirates begin play at the 2012 C-USA Championships Thursday at 2 p.m. with a first round matchup against UCF.
2012 C-USA Men's Tennis All-Academic Team
Sam Garforth-Bles, Rice, Senior, 3.68 GPA, Philosophy, Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada
Juan Bolona, UCF, Junior, 4.0 GPA, Finance, Miami, Fla.
*Tobias Flood, SMU, Junior, 3.81 GPA, Economics with Applied Finance, Stabekk, Norway
*Clifford Marsland, Tulsa, Junior, 3.52 GPA, Exercise Science, Perth, Australia
Michael Nuesslein, Rice, Senior, 3.80 GPA, Economics, Sports Management, Bad Waldsee, Germany
John Schmitt, East Carolina, Junior, 3.66 GPA, Business, Raleigh, N.C.