Congratulations @mooonteeess on being named an Academic All-American. He is the 3⃣rd player in program history to earn this prestigious accolade#STUDENTAthlete📚 #GoHoos⚔️
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— Virginia Men's Tennis (@UVAMensTennis) May 31, 2023
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia men’s tennis junior Iñaki Montes de la Torre has been named to the 2023 Academic All-America Men’s Tennis Team as selected by College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA), the organization announced Wednesday (May 31). The award recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom.
Montes was one of 18 student-athletes to be awarded Academic All-America honors this season, being named to the five-player second team.
Montes, an economics major, helped lead the Cavaliers to win their second straight NCAA championship and third straight ACC Championship. He won the clinching point in Virginia’s victory over Ohio State in the NCAA final as well as clinching the doubles point against the Buckeyes. He is an ITA Doubles All-American and has been ranked in the top 10 in both singles and doubles this season. He was named the 2022-23 WINA Male Athlete of the Year for the Virginia athletics department at last month’s Hoos Choice Awards.
Montes is the third player in program history to be voted an Academic All-American, joining Carl Söderlund, who earned back-to-back honors in 2019-20, and Scott Lebovitz in 1997.
This is the first year that the College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA) have awarded All-Americans in tennis after the sport was previously part of the At-Large category for honors.
College Sports Communicators Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year:
Sebastian Collard, South Alabama
Isaac Becrof,t Oklahoma State University, Sr., 4.00, Finance
Sebastian Collard, South Alabama, Sr., 4.00, Finance
Ryan Fishback, Virginia Tech, Jr., 4.00, Biochemistry
Thibault Frumholz, Temple University, Gr., 4.00, Mechanical Engineering
Magnus Johnson, FGCU, Jr., 3.95, Management
Eliot Spizzirri, University of Texas, Jr., 3.82, Finance
Ondrei Styler, University of Michigan, Sr., 3.69, Information
Cleeve Harper, University of Texas, Sr., 3.58, Human Dimensions of Organizations
Cannon Kingsley, Ohio State University, Sr., 3.50, Sport Industry
Alexander Maggs, The University of New Mexico, Sr., 4.00, Business
Iñaki Montes De La Torre, University of Virginia, Jr., 3.54, Economics
Connor Thomson, University of South Carolina, Jr., 3.72, Psychology
Daniel Dudockin, Drexel University, Gr., 4.00, Business Administration
Lukas Engelhardt, University of Mississippi, Sr., 4.00, International Business Management
Arthur Fery, Stanford University, Jr., 3.58, Science, Technology & Society
Nathan Han, University of Oklahoma, Jr., 4.00, Psychology
Emile Hudd, University of Tennessee, Gr., 3.61, Agricultural Leadership, Education