Deussner, Reyes Varela named to Academic All-Big 12 Men's Tennis Team
IRVING, Texas -- University of Texas junior Bernhard Deussner and sophomore Miguel Reyes Varela were selected Tuesday to the 2007 Academic All-Big 12 Men's Tennis Team, as announced by the league. Both student-athletes were selected to the First Team and earned their first career selections to the team.
Deussner (Vienna, Austria) holds a 2-2 mark in dual-match play this season and has joined junior Luis Diaz Barriga (Cordoba, Mexico) to solidify a formidable doubles threat this season. The duo holds an 11-7 dual-match doubles record, including an 8-5 mark at the third slot.
Reyes Varela (Cocoyoc, Mexico), a 2006 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) doubles All-American, has fought through injuries to post a 9-14 overall singles record and a 14-12 overall doubles record this season.
The 2007 Men's Academic All-Big 12 Men's Tennis Team consisted of 16 first-team members along with three on the second team. First-team members maintained a minimum 3.20 grade-point average, and second-team members maintained a minimum 3.00 grade-point average.
To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher, either cumulative or during the two previous semesters, and must have participated in 60 percent of his team's scheduled contests.
Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.