Andrew Park Named To Verizon Academic All-District First Team

May 16, 2002

EUGENE, Ore. -- USC men's tennis senior Andrew Park, a 2001 ITA All-American and three-time All-Pac-10 selection, was named to the 2002 Verizon Academic All-District VIII Men's At-Large first team it was announced on Thursday (May 16). This is Parks third career district honor. In the 2000, he was named to the Region VIII Academic All-American second team then received first-team accolades in 2001. Last season, Park went on to earn national second team honors.

Park, among 20 athletes selected from District VIII, will now be included on the national Verizon Men's At-Large Academic All-American ballot. First, second and third team national winners will be announced on June 13.

The At-Large ballot includes athletes from the following sports: fencing, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.

Athletes must have at least a 3.20 GPA, be a 'starter' or 'important reserve' on their team and must be in at least their second season at their school to be eligible.

Park, a four-year letterwinner for the Trojans, graduated on May 10 with a degree in biological sciences, a minor in biotechnology and a 3.74 cumulative grade point average. He will be competing in the 2002 NCAA Singles Championships, May 23-27.

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