CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia men’s tennis junior Chris Rodesch (Angelsburg, Luxembourg) has been named the 2023 ACC Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year in honors announced Wednesday (June 21) by the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Måns Dahlberg, Ryan Goetz, Alexander Kiefer, Iñaki Montes, Jeffrey von der Schulenburg and William Woodall joined Rodesch on the All-ACC Academic team.
Rodesch, a foreign affairs major, was named the MVP of both the NCAA and ACC Championships as he guided the Cavaliers to those team titles. He advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championship, earning All-America honors in singles for the second straight season. Rodesch went 31-7 overall in singles with an 18-1 record at the top court, picking up 21 victories against ranked opponents, including four wins against players ranked in the top 10. He finished the year as the highest-ranked player in the ACC at No. 5.
The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award was established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports.
This is the eighth time that a Cavalier has been named the ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men’s tennis. Rodesch joins Dominic Inglot (2008-09), Mitchell Frank (2014), Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (2016-17) and Carl Söderlund (2019, 2021) on the recipient list.
Academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. In addition, student-athletes must compete in at least 50 percent of their team’s contests.
The ACC Honor Roll will be released in July, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year.