Isaac Stein Named Division III Men’s Tennis Elite 88 Award Winner

Isaac Stein Named Division III Men’s Tennis Elite 88 Award Winner

Courtesy: Washington U. Ahtletics

Oberlin, Ohio – Washington University in St. Louis junior Isaac Stein, Kalamazoo, Mich. (Portage Central) was named the men’s tennis Elite 88 winner at the 2010 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championship banquet on Monday, May 24. 

The Elite 88, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level, while also achieving the highest academic standard among their peers. The Elite 88 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 88 championships. 

Stein, a biology major with a 3.97 grade point average (GPA), is ranked No. 3 in Division III in doubles with junior Max Woods, and captured the Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Region doubles championship for the second-consecutive season in the fall. The duo also placed fifth in doubles at the ITA Small College National Championship in October, earning All-America honors. 

Stein is 49-15 in singles and 66-23 in doubles for an overall record of 115-38. A two-time Academic All-University Athletic Association (UAA) and ESPN The Magazine first-team Academic All-District VII selection, he was a 2009 third-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American. 

The No. 7 ranked men’s tennis team will face No.1 ranked Middlebury College in the NCAA semifinals on Wednesday, May 26, at 1 p.m. (ET), at the Don Hunsinger Courts in Oberlin, Ohio. Stein will also represent Washington University in the 32-man singles draw on Friday-Sunday, May 28-30. 
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