June 26, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia junior Mitchell Frank (Annandale, Va.) was named the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Scholar Athlete of the Year, the conference announced Thursday. Frank was joined by first-year Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) and sophomore Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) on the All-ACC Men’s Tennis Academic Team.
Frank becomes the second Cavalier to win the award, which was established during the 2007-08 season. Dominic Inglot (Class of 2009) was the first recipient of the ACC Men’s Tennis Scholar Athlete of the Year award, as he was honored in both 2008 and 2009.
Frank, a foreign affairs major, was named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the third time. A first-team All-ACC honoree and ITA singles All-American, he finished the year ranked No. 10 nationally. He posted a 20-5 singles record and won the ITA All-American Championships singles title for the second time in his career. Frank was also a first-team selection to the Capital One Academic All-District Team.
Kwiatkowski was named to the All-ACC Academic Team after a strong rookie season. The 2014 ITA Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year, he posted a 20-1 singles record in the spring after missing the fall season due to injury. He was a third-team All-ACC selection.
Styslinger was an All-ACC Academic Team selection for the second consecutive year. He earned All-ACC honors for the second consecutive year after posting a 14-4 singles record. He ended the year ranked nationally in both singles and doubles.
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.