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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Clemson senior Yannick Maden has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year and leads the sport's 2013 All-ACC Academic Team, as announced Tuesday by Commissioner John Swofford.
Maden, a native of Stuttgart, Germany, finished his career at Clemson ranked eighth nationally in doubles while partnering with his brother Dominique, and ranked No. 31 in singles. The All-American and two-time All-ACC selection earned a 26-10 overall singles mark, including a 19-4 record at No. 1 singles. In doubles play, Yannick and his brother Dominique registered a 23-7 mark and qualified for the NCAA Division I Men's Doubles Championship. Maden was an integral member of the Tigers' success this season as he helped Clemson to the second round of the NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championship and a final ITA ranking of No. 21. Maden graduated Magna Cum Laude in May with a degree in economics and ranked No. 4 in his major.
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 minimum 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.
The All-ACC Academic Team boasts 12 student-athletes that earned All-ACC recognition in 2013, while four of those student-athletes are repeat All-ACC Academic team selections, including two three-time honorees in Clemson's Maden and Duke's Chris Mengel.
Nine ACC institutions are recognized on this year's team, led by Duke with five selections. Clemson and Virginia Tech each followed with three apiece, while Florida State, NC State and Virginia each had two student-athletes recognized, and Georgia Tech, Miami and North Carolina each landed one student-athlete on the team.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during his academic career.
|2013 Men's Tennis All-ACC Academic Team
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Yannick Maden, Clemson
|Hunter Harrington, Clemson||So.||Management|
|Dominique Maden, Clemson||Jr.||Marketing|
|***Yannick Maden, Clemson||Sr.||Economics|
|**Henrique Cunha, Duke||Sr.||Psychology|
|**Raphael Hemmeler, Duke||So.||Economics|
|***Chris Mengel, Duke||Jr.||History|
|Michael Redlicki, Duke||Fr.||Undeclared|
|Fred Saba, Duke||Jr.||Psychology|
|Dominic Cotrone, Florida State||So.||Social Science|
|**Blake Davis, Florida State||Jr.||Finance|
|Juan Spir, Georgia Tech||Sr.||International Affairs|
|Wilfredo Gonzalez, Miami||So.||Economics|
|Brett Clark, North Carolina||Fr.||Business Administration|
|**Austin Powell, NC State^||So.||Business Administration|
|Sean Weber, NC State||Jr.||Biological Sciences|
|**Mitchell Frank, Virginia||So.||Arts & Sciences Undeclared|
|Mac Styslinger, Virginia||Fr.||Arts & Sciences Undeclared|
|Andreas Bjerrehus, Virginia Tech||Fr.||Management|
|Amerigo Contini, Virginia Tech||Fr.||University Studies|
|Hunter Koontz, Virginia Tech||So.||Business|
|** Two-time All-ACC Academic Team selection|
|*** Three-time All-ACC Academic Team selection|