Mathieu Dehaine Named First-Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American
June 10, 2008
LOS ANGELES - UCLA's Mathieu Dehaine was named a first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American on Tuesday, becoming the first-ever Bruin men's tennis player to be named to the first team. He joins Tobias Clemens, who was a third-team selection in 2004, as the only other UCLA men's tennis player to earn Academic All-America honors.
Dehaine, a senior from Meudon, France, carries a 3.81 cumulative grade point average as a Business-Economics/Math & Applied Science double-major. He has been named to the Dean's List (3.725 GPA & above) in eight of his 12 quarters at UCLA. He was also recently named the Pac-10's Spring Scholar-Athlete of the Year. On the court, Dehaine ended his career with a 68-25 overall singles record, including a 58-35 mark in doubles play. He helped UCLA reach the semifinals at the NCAA Championships in 2008, going 21-4 in dual matches while playing at the Nos. 2 and 3 singles positions. He also teamed with freshman Holden Seguso at No. 2 doubles, going 18-6 overall. Dehaine, who was a member of the Bruins' 2005 NCAA Championship team, ended this season listed at No. 40 in the Final ITA Singles Rankings.
Dehaine joins 14 other athletes from across the country who were at-large selections to this year's first team. He is the 110th Academic All-American in UCLA history.