Johnson, O’Neil Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District

Posted on May 16th, 2019 by

GREENWOOD, Ind. – The 2019 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Google Cloud Academic All-District Men’s At-Large Teams were released Thursday and Gustavus men’s tennis players Chase Johnson (Sr., Golden Valley, Minn.) and Michael O’Neil (Jr., Edina, Minn.) are named to the 10-member District 6 Team, which features student-athletes from institutions in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Chase Johnson

The Google Cloud Academic All-District Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Johnson and Whaling are two of three tennis student-athletes on the All-District Team, which also includes athletes competing in ice hockey, swimming, volleyball, golf, and skiing.

Johnson, a statistics major with a 3.82 GPA, is the No. 24-ranked Division III singles player and has posted a 22-5 record in singles, primarily playing at the No. 2 slot where went 17-3. Johnson finished his singles career on an eight-match winning streak and over four years went 78-26. As an All-American and the No. 3-ranked doubles tandem in the nation with Whaling as his partner, Johnson is 29-6 this season and has posted a career mark of 86-22. Johnson finished his MIAC career a perfect 40-0 combined between singles and doubles and is a two-time All-Conference Team member. Johnson has been on four MIAC championship teams, having never lost a single conference match, and has been on four NCAA tournament teams.

Michael O’Neil

O’Neil, a philosophy and economics double major with a 4.00 GPA, earned All-Conference for the first time this season after going 14-9 overall and 6-0 in the MIAC in singles, and 17-10 overall in doubles with a 6-1 mark in the conference. O’Neil spent the majority of the season at No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles. He was last season’s MIAC Elite 22 Award winner and is projected to win the award again this season. O’Neil has been on three MIAC championship teams, having never lost a single conference match, and has been on three NCAA tournament teams.

First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot. First-, second- and third-team (if applicable) Academic All-America honorees will be announced later this month.

CoSIDA Release


One Comment

  1. Carol Musser says:

    Congratulations to both players for outstanding performances in academia as well as athletics. So proud of you. More bragging material for this grandma, Chase!