A total of 57 student-athletes honored for their work in the classroom from winter and spring sports
Football, women's swimming and Noah Wilson (men's soccer) earn top places
Six Aggies honored as Oak Park, Calif., native becomes the first UC Davis student-athlete to win the league's top newcomer award
Second-seeded UC Davis falls to third-seeded Cal Poly in Friday's semifinals
UC Davis earns a bye into Friday's semifinals against either Cal Poly or UC Riverside
2016-17: ALL BIG WEST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM SINGLES... ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION DOUBLES... Finished the season 12-17 overall with a 9-12 mark in singles play, splitting time betweek the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the lineup... Also finished 15-13 overall, and 11-10 in dual match doubles competitions, playing mainly at the No. 3 spot in the lineup... Finished 1-1 against nationally ranked opponents, posting a win over No. 84 Ben Donovan of Cal Poly in three sets... Won five straight in doubles alongside teammate Max Pham in February... During the fall, invited to compete at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, facing off against a top-10 opponent in the qualifying round before falling in three-sets in a consolation contest... Also competed at the Oracle/ITA Masters event in Malibu, Calif., during the fall, a trip that included a three-set marathon against the No. 5-ranked player in the nation in Georgia Tech's Chris Eubanks.
2015-16: BIG WEST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR... ALL-BIG WEST FIRST TEAM SINGLES... ALL-BIG WEST FIRST TEAM DOUBLES... BIG WEST ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM... Became the first UC Davis player to qualify for the NCAA Singles Tournament at the Division I level, falling in the first round in three sets to No. 40-ranked Sam Shropshire of Northwestern, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5... Became the first Aggie to be named the Big West's player of the year... Became the first UC Davis singles player to be nationally ranked at the Division I level, debuting at No. 38 to start the spring and finishing the season ranked No. 108 in the country following his NCAA berth... Ended the season ranked No. 9 in the ITA Northwest Region singles rankings... Finished the year with a 20-15 overall record and an 11-9 mark in dual match play, splitting time between the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the lineup... Won 11 of 12 at one point during the season after opening the season 0-6... Led the Aggies with 16 matches that went three sets, finishing with wins in nine of those... Faced seven nationally ranked opponents on the year, finishing 2-5 in those contests... Compiled a 13-9 record with all-conference teammate Adam Levie in doubles, including a 12-8 record as the Aggies' No. 1 doubles team... Overall, finished 18-11 in doubles on the year, including a 3-1 record against Big West opponents... Finished 9-5 in singles during the fall, including three contests against nationally ranked opponents... Reached the main draw singles final at the Battle in the Bay Classic before falling to No. 25 Andre Goransson, 6-4, 7-5... Reached the main draw singles round of 32 at the ITA Northwest Regional.
2014-15: ALL-BIG WEST FIRST TEAM SINGLES... ALL-BIG WEST SECOND TEAM DOUBLES... Finished the season 18-13 overall in singles play and 11-9 in dual matches, playing mainly at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions... Ranked fourth on the team in overall wins and tied for fourth in dual match victories... Played 14 of his 20 matches at the No. 1 spot, finishing 6-8, while going 5-1 in six chances at the No. 2 position... Ended the year 2-3 against opponents from nationally ranked teams... Won five straight contests at one point during the season... In doubles, posted a 15-12 mark with teammate Adam Levie and a 9-10 record as the Aggies' No. 1 doubles tandem... After opening 0-3, won nine of their next 11... Posted a 7-4 mark in singles during the fall season, reaching the semifinals of the weather-shortened Gael Fall Classic... Teamed with Levie to reach the championship match of the Battle in the Bay tournament in the fall, defeating a pair of Pac-12 opponents during their run before falling to a tandem from USC in the finals... Also reached the semifinals of the ITA Northwest Regionals for the second consecutive season... Named the Big West Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year from UC Davis.
2013-14: ALL-BIG WEST FIRST TEAM SINGLES... ALL-BIG WEST FIRST TEAM DOUBLES... Finished the season 22-11 overall in singles play -- one of four 20-game winners for the Aggies -- and 14-9 in dual matches en route to all-conference first-team honors... Ranked third on the team in overall wins and fourth in dual match victories... Tied for third in the Big West in overall wins and tied for fifth in dual match wins... Played most of the year at the No. 1 position in the singles lineup, finishing 9-5 at the top spot... Also competed at the No. 2 (4-4) and No. 3 (1-0) singles positions... Opened his career with seven consecutive victories during the fall season and finished 8-2 overall... Won six consecutive dual matches during the spring season, five of those at the No. 1 position... The 22 singles wins rank fourth on the school's single season since the 1996-97 campaign... Finished 22-11 in doubles competition with teammate Adam Levie, including a 10-10 dual match record at the No. 1 spot in the lineup... Also posted a 1-1 mark with teammate Brett Bacharach during the fall... The 22 doubles wins are the second-most in a season dating back to the 1996-97 campaign.
CORONA DEL MAR HS '13: Three-year varsity letter winner for the Sea Kings from 2011-13... Three-time All-Orange County selection, including first-team honors as a sophomore and senior... Helped his team to back-to-back CIF Southern Section Division I Finals as a junior and senior... Reached the round of 16 at the CIF Championships in singles as a junior and the semifinals a year later... Named a National High School All-American as a senior and was rated as a five-star recruit by the website TennisRecruiting.net... Also shined in the classroom, twice earning an academic letter (GPA over 3.7) and earning honor roll laurels (GPA over 3.5) all three years at Corona del Mar.
PERSONAL: Born in Hinsdale, Ill... Parents are Michael and Mindy... has four siblings: Michael, Julie, Jamie, and George... Ranked as high as No. 60 in the USTA national rankings and No. 8 in Southern California in July of 2013.