Vlaski Earns Academic All-America Third-Team Honors

June 14, 2005

SEATTLE - Washington men's tennis player Alex Vlaski was named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men's At-Large Third-Team, College Sports Information Directors of America announced Tuesday.

Vlaski has a 3.51 overall grade point average and is majoring in business administration. The Husky senior was one of just three Pac-10 student-athletes to earn national recognition on either the first, second or third teams. The men's at-large team encompasses the sports of tennis, fencing, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00, and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution.

Vlaski was eligible for the national honor after earning Academic All-District VIII first-team honors. He was alsonamed to the CoSIDA Academic All-District second-team in 2004 and is a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic first-team selection (2003, 2004, 2005).

Vlaski culminated his Washington career last month, falling in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championship. A three-time All-American and school record holder in career wins (111), he is arguably the most decorated player to come out of the Husky program.

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