ST. LOUIS, Missouri, June 9. WASHINGTON University in St. Louis junior Alex Beyer, Seattle, Wash. (Seattle Prep School) of the men's swimming team was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America At-Large First Team and sophomore Isaac Stein, Kalamazoo, Mich. (Portage Central) of the men's tennis team was named to the third team, as announced Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Beyer is the first student-athlete in the history of the Washington University men's swimming program to garner Academic All-America honors. Stein becomes the third men's tennis student-athlete to be named to an Academic All-America team and is the first to do so since Zack Fayne accomplished the feat in 2006. Washington University has accumulated a total of 87 Academic All-America citations in its history.
Beyer completed one of the strongest seasons in Washington University history, a year that culminated with winning the 2009 NCAA Division III 400-individual medley national championship with an NCAA record-breaking time of 3:51.45. He was also the national runner-up in the 500-yard freestyle (4:23.60) and the 200-yard breaststroke (1:59.65), and he earned a total of six All-America citations in 2009, bringing his career tally to 15. Beyer, who is a biology major with a 3.78 cumulative grade point average, broke seven Washington University school records last season, and currently holds nine WU records overall.
A biology major with a 3.95 GPA, Stein was 19-5 in singles and 22-9 in doubles for an overall record of 41-14 in 2008-09. He helped lead Washington University to the 2009 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship, the first in school history, and a fourth-place finish at the 2009 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championship. Stein also earned 2009 first-team all-UAA honors at No. 2 doubles. For his career, he is 77-23 overall, 35-7 in singles matches and 42-16 in doubles action.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30
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