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Michaels Joins Elite Group of Men's Tennis BIG EAST All-Academic Honorees

July 30, 2009

STORRS, Conn. - A program high, six members of the University of Connecticut men's tennis team were named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team for the 2008-09 academic year. Headlining the group is 2009 graduate Joey Michaels (Rochester Hills, Mich.) who became the third men's tennis student-athlete to receive the honor each of his four collegiate years.

Michaels was joined by co-captain and fellow graduate Ben Schueler (Arlington, Mass.) on the list of honorees. Michaels graduated in May with a degree in marketing. It is the third time Schueler has been acknowledged by the conference for his academic achievement. He graduated with a degree in health care management.

Joe Goldstein (Tucson, Ariz.), a finance major, joins Schueler as a three-time honoree.

Rising junior Andrew Marcus (Potomac, Md.) pulled in his second-consecutive BIG EAST academic accolade in 2008-09 while pursuing a degree in resource economics.

A pair of rising sophomores round out the group of six honorees from the men's tennis program with Dave Adams (Andover, Mass.) and Scott Warden (Boardman, Ohio) earning spot on the list. Both student-athletes are business majors.

In order to qualify for the award a student-athlete must have competed in a BIG EAST sponsored sport, earned a varsity letter and achieved a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 for the preceding academic year. In addition, the student-athlete must have completed a minimum of two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters of academic work, with a total of 18 semester or 27 quarter credits.

The nominations submitted to the conference were then reviewed and approved by the BIG EAST Academic Affairs Committee.