STORRS, Conn. - The UConn Club held its 62nd Annual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday night at the Jorgensen Center For The Performing Art and tennis seniors Maxene Weinberg (Marietta, Ga.) and Peter Surovic (Zlin, Czech Republic) were honored with Outstanding Senior Scholar Athlete Awards.
"I am very proud of Maxie and Peter for receiving the Outstanding Scholar Athlete award from the UConn Club," stated head coach and director of tennis Glenn Marshall. "This is a very prestigious award, and it shows how important the tennis programs value the hard work put forth in the classroom. Both the women's and men's teams consistently earn some of the highest team grade point averages each semester. This just proves that both Maxie and Peter truly represent the real meaning of "student athlete". I wish them both continued success in the future."
The UConn Club Outstanding Senior Scholar-Athlete award recipients have brought regional and national attention to the University of Connecticut through meritorious athletic achievement in their respective sports. The student-athletes have also demonstrated outstanding academic success throughout their undergraduate career.
Weinberg has been a leader both on the court and in the classroom for the Huskies during her four-year career at the University of Connecticut. She has been one of UConn's top doubles players during her four years, piling up 49 career wins. During her senior season, she has posted a 16-11doubles record,tied for the most winson the team. Teaming with junior Srna Stosljevic, the duo have combined to post a team-best record of 14-7in doubles play during this season.
Off the courts, she has been named to the Director of Athletics Honor Roll every semester of her academic career. She was named to the Dean's List in the spring of 2012, fall of 2012, fall of 2013 and spring of 2014. Weinberg has also earned conference recognition for her academic achievements, earning a spot on the 2011-13 Big East All-Academic team and 2013-14 American All-Academic team. The women's tennis program has also been honored by the NCAA with an Academic Progress Rate Public Recognition award in every season during her Husky career. A native of Marietta, Ga., Weinberg is an allied health sciences major.
Surovic concludes a four-year playing career with the UConn men's tennis team that was highlighted by a distinguished academic record. In the classroom, Surovic has been named to the Director of Athletics Honor Roll seven times. He was also a recipient of the Walter Rose Scholarship, the Accenture Scholarship and the United Corporate Scholarship. He received the 2012 and 2013 Outstanding MEM Major award. A native of Zlin, Czech Republic, Surovic is a management and engineering major.