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Chris Mengel
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Chris Mengel
Men's Tennis Places Five on All-ACC Academic Team
Friday 06/28/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. - Duke led the Atlantic Coast Conference with five selections to the 2012 All-ACC Men's Tennis team, as announced Thursday by Commissioner John Swofford.  

Sophomore Chris Mengel garnered the second All-ACC Academic honors of his career, while junior Henrique Cunha was one of three student-athletes named to the all-academic team who also earned All-America honors. Both Mengel and Cunha were also tabbed All-ACC performers this season.

Joining Mengel and Cunha on the All-ACC Academic Team were senior Torsten Wietoska and freshmen Raphael Hemmeler and Jason Tahir, who all received their first selection.

The men's tennis program has placed at least three student-athletes on the All-ACC Academic team in each of the past seven seasons and 30 overall since the award's inception in 2006.   

Duke led the conference with five student-athletes on the 2012 All-ACC Academic squad, while Florida State and North Carolina each had three selections. Georgia Tech's Kevin King was named the ACC Men's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during his academic career.


2012 All-ACC Academic Men's Tennis Team

Name, School Year Major

****Akash Muppidi, Boston College Sr. Finance
**Yannick Maden, Clemson  Jr. Economics
Henrique Cunha, Duke  Jr. Psychology
Raphael Hemmeler, Duke                            Fr. Undeclared
**Chris Mengel, Duke  So. History
Jason Tahir, Duke  Fr. Undeclared
Torsten Wietoska, Duke  Sr. Psychology
Andre Bucaro, Florida State  Jr. Management
Blake Davis, Florida State  So. Business
Benjamin Lock, Florida State  Fr. Business
****Kevin King, Georgia Tech  Sr. Mechanical Engineering
**Maros Horny, Maryland Sr. Business
Vlad Stefan, Maryland Fr. Letters & Sciences
Jose Hernandez, North Carolina  Jr. Economics
Esben Olesen-Hess, North Carolina Fr. Economics
**William Parker, North Carolina  Jr. Economics
Austin Powell, NC State  Fr. Business Management
**Jaime Pulgar, NC State  Sr. Business Management
Mitchell Frank, Virginia  Fr. Undeclared
**Corrado Degl'Incerti Tocci, Virginia Tech Sr. Aerospace Engineering
****Luka Somen, Virginia Tech  Sr. Finance
Amogh Prabhakar, Wake Forest  Jr. Finance

ACC Men's Tennis 2012 Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Kevin King, Georgia Tech

**Repeat All-ACC Academic Team Selection
***Three-time All-ACC Academic Team Selection
****Four-time All-ACC Academic Team Selection

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