Washington University Has Three-Student Athletes Named to ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII At-Large Teams

ST. LOUIS, Missouri, May 21. WASHINGTON University in St. Louis junior Alex Beyer, Seattle, Wash. (Seattle Prep School) of the men's swimming team and sophomore Isaac Stein, Kalamazoo, Mich. (Portage Central) of the men's tennis team were named to the 2009 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII at-large first team, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Additionally, men's tennis sophomore Max Woods, Oconomowoc, Wis. (Marquette University) earned second-team Academic All-District VII honors.

As first-team academic all-district selections, Beyer and Stein are now eligible for selection to the at-large Academic All-America team, to be announced on Tuesday, June 9. The CoSIDA men's academic at-large program recognizes athletes who participate in 12 different NCAA sports, including tennis and swimming and diving.

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 is 19-5 in singles and 22-8 in doubles for an overall record of 41-13 in 2008-09. He helped lead Washington University to the 2009 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship, the first in school history, and he earned 2009 first-team all-UAA honors at No. 2 doubles. For his career Stein is 77-22 overall, 35-7 in singles matches and 42-15 in doubles action.

Woods is 17-9 in singles matches and 22-8 as Stein's partner in doubles this season. Majoring in mathematics with a 3.81 GPA, he also received first-team all-UAA honors at No. 2 doubles. Woods has a career mark of 35-18 in singles and 47-14 in doubles, for an overall record of 82-32.

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