Cambridge, Mass.- For the third consecutive year, UMBC senior Joe Adewumi (Phoenix, Ariz./North Canyon) was selected to theAmerica East Tennis All-Academic squad, the league office announced today.
Adewumi earned the honor in each of his three years of eligibility for the award, as freshmen are not eligible to be nominated.
He is also the first UMBC male athlete to earn the distinction of capturing the maximum number of America East academic honors. Women's tennis standout Cornelia Carapcea accomplished the feat from 2007-09. The conference began this program in the 2005-06 academic year.
Adewumi will graduate with a degree in biochemistry/molecular biology and attend the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He recently won UMBC Athletics' top academic honor, winning the Matt Skalsky Scholar-Athlete Award at the Varsity Awards Banquet on May 7.
Adewumi broke through the 100-win barrier in four year on the tennis courts at UMBC. He just earned America East All-Conference recognition for singles (First Team) and doubles competition (Second Team) in 2012, giving him four career All-Conference citations.
The 2011 and 2012 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar nominee completed his singles career with a mark of 69-44.
All-Academic squads for team sports are based on the number of athletes that participate in a contest at one time, for example, six student-athletes in the sport of tennis. To be nominated for the distinction, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve for their team and participate in at least 50 percent of their team's games or competitions. In the classroom, student-athletes must have a 3.30 GPA.