Gustavus Adolphus College junior men’s tennis player Andy Bryan (Edina, Minn.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Team as released by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Bryan is a College Division Second Team selection. Saint John’s men’s hockey player Tom Hartman was also named to the second team.
Bryan posted an 30-11 singles record and a 22-12 doubles record, playing primarily at No. 1 singles and doubles (with Jesse Brauer) this season for the Gusties. Bryan posted runner-up finishes in both singles and doubles at last fall’s ITA Midwest Region Championship and was selected for both the singles draw and the doubles draw (with Brauer) at the 2007 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championships last month. Bryan advanced to the quarterfinal round of both draws before bowing out. His progress at the NCAA Championships earned him ITA Division III All-America honors in both singles and doubles. He is also a two-time ITA Scholar Athlete.
The Academic All-America® Teams program honors male and female student-athletes annually who have succeeded at the highest level on the playing field and in the classroom. Individuals are selected through voting by CoSIDA, the College Sports Information Directors of America; a 2,000-member organization consisting of sports public relations professionals for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Eligible sports for men’s at-large consideration include fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.