Georgia Tech's Gomez leads All-ACC Academic Men's Tennis Team

June 23, 2011


GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech senior Guillermo Gomez has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year and heads up the sport’s 2011 All-ACC Academic Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.

Gomez, the 2011 ACC Men’s Tennis Player of the Year and an ITA All-American, graduated as the winningest singles player in Georgia Tech history with 119 victories – surpassing the old mark of 112 wins held by current Yellow Jackets coach Kenny Thorne. The industrial engineering major from Alicante, Spain, earned All-ACC honors for the fourth straight season after posting a 21-3 record in singles in 2011, with all but two of the matches coming on the No. 1 court. He finished with a 10-1 record in ACC regular-season play and reached the Round of 16 of the NCAA Championships. Gomez also teamed with Dean O’Brien for a 19-4 record in doubles, mostly at No. 3.

Academically, Gomez is a four-time member of the All-ACC Academic Team and was named to the 2011 CoSIDA Academic District III Team. He was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2008, 2009 and 2010 (with 2011 still pending). 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 2011 All-ACC Academic Men’s Tennis Team features four student athletes who also earned All-America honors this season – Florida State’s Vahid Mirzadeh and Connor Smith, and Georgia Tech’s Gomez and Kevin King.

The All-ACC Academic Team also includes six student-athletes who were also All-ACC selections and nine that have earned All-ACC Academic honors on at least one previous occasion.

To be eligible for consideration, 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.

2011 All-ACC Academic Men’s Tennis Team
Name, School Year Major
***Akash Muppidi, Boston College Jr. Finance
Yannick Maden, Clemson So. Pre-Business
**Luke Marchese, Duke Jr. History
Chris Mengel, Duke Fr. Undeclared
***Jared Pinksy, Duke Sr. Sociology
Fred Saba, Duke Fr. Undeclared
***Vahid Mirzadeh, Florida State Sr. Hospitality
Connor Smith, Florida State So. Sport Management
****Guillermo Gomez, Georgia Tech Sr. Industrial Engineering
***Kevin King, Georgia Tech Jr. Mechanical Engineering
Dean O’Brien, Georgia Tech Sr. Management
Maros Horny, Maryland Jr. Family Science
Jesse Kiuru, Maryland So. Letters & Sciences
***Christian Blocker, Miami Sr. Accounting & Finance
William Parker, North Carolina So. Economics
Jaime Pulgar, NC State Jr. Business Administration
Ivan Sanchez Gomez, NC State Fr. Industrial Engineering
Pedro Graber, Virginia Tech Sr. Industrial & Systems Engineering
Lucas Oliviera, Virginia Tech So. Business
***Luka Somen, Virginia Tech Jr. Finance
**Iain Atkinson, Wake Forest Sr. Business & Enterprise Management
ACC Men’s Tennis 2011 Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Guillermo Gomez, Georgia Tech
**Repeat All-ACC Academic Team Selection
***Three-time All-ACC Academic Team Selection
****Four-time All-ACC Academic Team Selection