May 16, 2014

Men's Tennis Standout Ian Wagner Captures Spot On Capital One Academic All-District Team

Emory University men's tennis player Ian Wagner has been recognized for his accomplishments both in the classroom and on the court by earning a spot on the Capital One Academic All-District Men's At-Large Team.  Voting for the Academic All-District team is conducted by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). 

Wagner has been a mainstay in both the singles and doubles lineups for the No. 6-ranked and NCAA quarterfinal-bound Eagles, compiling a 24-5 singles slate, with his victory total a team high, along with a 17-11 mark in doubles.  He has captured six of his last seven singles contests at the No. 4 spot including decisions over opponents from North Carolina Wesleyan and Kenyon College during the opening rounds of the NCAA Championships last weekend in Lexington, Virginia.  Last spring, he and Elliot Kahler teamed up to become the program's first-ever doubles team to win the NCAA championship.

Named the recipient of Emory University's Sonny Carter Scholarship in mid-April, based on his academic, athletic and community achievements during his career, Wagner claims an outstanding GPA of 3.89 as a physics and mathematics major.

Tennis is one of 12 sports included in the Men's At-Large category.  The others include the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, volleyball water polo, and wrestling. Emory's representatives are District 5 selections from Division III institutions comprised from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.  A candidate must be a starter or key member of the team and possess a GPA of 3.30 or higher.

Wagner now advances to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected in early June.