Myburgh Adds CoSIDA Academic All-America Honor
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Men's Tennis - Mon, Jun. 5, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas – The 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America® College Division At-Large Team was announced on Monday afternoon as standout student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian, and two-year institutions were recognized for excelling both in their sport and in the classroom. The University of Northwestern Ohio was represented by senior men's tennis player Ronnie Myburgh as he was selected to the First Team.

Myburgh, a senior business administration major from Durban, South Africa, will graduate as one of the two winningest competitors in the UNOH men's tennis program's history. His 77 victories in singles lead all players while his 81 triumphs in doubles play rank second. In total, he is tied with Daniel Rueda with 158 total victories at the top of the leaderboard. During his final season, Myburgh went 19-5 in singles and posted a doubles record of 28-6 while playing the majority of dual matches at sixth singles and second doubles with Jean-Marc Krone.

The at-large program for the CoSIDA Academic All-America® program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo for both men and women; bowling, crew and field hockey for women; and volleyball and wrestling for men.

The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program does not honor players for impressive performances on the field of play alone, as honorees must also meet a minimum GPA standard. The bar was met by Proctor who will graduate with his degree in Business Administration.

Fellow WHAC competitor Wiebke Schneider of Indiana Tech's women's golf team garnered the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America® of the Year honor.

For more information including a complete list of the honorees, visit www.CoSDIA.com.