Grundy And Rosen Earn All-GPAC Honors
Five Morningside College tennis players have been named 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
The Mustangs’ tennis Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes are:
Garth Hamilton, a junior from Lincoln, Neb. Hamilton has a 3.62 cumulative grade point average (GPA) with a major in psychology counseling.
Kassie Hein, a junior from Milford, Iowa. Hein has a 3.51 GPA with a major in nursing.
Mary Horton, a junior from Sioux City. Horton has a 3.98 GPA with a major in elementary education.
J.J. Nitz, a junior from Cherokee, Iowa. Nitz has a 3.51 GPA with a major in general science teaching.
Shannon Schroeder, a junior from Cherokee, Iowa. Schroeder has a 3.89 GPA with majors in Spanish and political science.
Student-athletes must be of at least junior academic status and have a minimum GPA of 3.50 in order to be eligible for Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors.
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Austin Grundy and Reid Rosen were each named to the 2011 All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men’s Tennis Team as selected by the league’s head coaches.
Grundy, a freshman from Sioux City, had a 13-5 record at No. 1 singles for the Mustangs this season, including a 6-1 mark in GPAC regular season play. He avenged his only GPAC regular season loss when he defeated Concordia University’s Jonathan Schleicher 6-0, 6-4 at last weekend’s GPAC Tennis Championships.
Grundy’s 13 singles victories this season are the most in school history and broke the former Morningside record of nine wins by current head coach Larry Mason in 1972 and 1973. Grundy, who had an 8-10 record in doubles competition, had 21 combined victories to break Mason’s former school record of 20 combined victories in 1973.
Rosen, a sophomore from Fairmont, Minn., had a 6-12 record at No. 2 singles, including a 4-3 mark in GPAC regular season competition. He had a 10-8 record in doubles.
Rosen also earned All-GPAC honors in 2010.
In addition to their two All-GPAC selections, the Mustangs’ Gustav Hollnagel, a sophomore from Dresden, Germany, was named to the All-GPAC honorable mention list. Hollnagel had an 11-7 record at No. 5 singles and an 8-10 record in doubles. He had a 5-2 singles record in GPAC regular season competition.
Morningside had a 6-12 dual record during the 2010-11 season and finished fifth in the GPAC standings with a 3-4 league mark.
Click here for the complete 2011 All-GPAC Men's Tennis Team.
Click here for the complete 2011 All-GPAC Women's Tennis Team.