Louisville’s Sebastian Stiefelmeyer Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Louisville senior Sebastian Stiefelmeyer has been named the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Scholar Athlete of the Year and headlines the 2015 All-ACC Academic Men’s Tennis Team, as announced today by the conference office.
A business-economics major from Vienna, Austria, Stiefelmeyer was a first team All-ACC selection and was an ITA All-American in singles play. Stiefelmeyer completed the season ranked No. 9 nationally in singles play, posting a school record 42 wins. Additionally, Stiefelmeyer was named the ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winner and a Red & Black Scholar for Spring 2015. During the fall season, the senior won the USTA/ITA All-American Singles Championship.
Twelve ACC schools are represented on this year’s All-ACC Academic Team, led by Virginia with five honorees. Florida State and Louisville had three representatives each, while Clemson, Duke, Miami, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest had two members apiece. Georgia Tech, North Carolina and NC State rounded out the field with one each.
Three student-athletes, Duke’s Raphael Hemmeler, NC State’s Austin Powell and Virginia’s Mitchell Frank were named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the fourth time.
The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.