Gustavus Adolphus College senior men’s tennis player Roy Bryan (Edina, Minn.) has been named to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Bryan and Saint John’s hockey goaltender Adam Hanna were both selected to the first team. The Men’s At-Large team for the Academic All-America program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
Bryan posted a record of 20-8 at #5 singles and paired with his brother Andy for a 22-7 mark at #2 doubles this past season. He was captain of a Gustavus team that finished third at the NCAA Championships and posted a mark of 35-5 overall. Bryan, a three-year letterwinner, was a two-time all-conference performer. He finished his career with a mark of 52-18 in singles and 59-19 in doubles. A biology major with a 3.90 grade point average, Bryan will attend medical school at the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities next fall. He is the son of Roy and Ann Bryan of Edina and a 2002 graduate of Edina High School.
The Academic All-America Teams program honors 816 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. To be eligible, student-athletes 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.