Obenaus Garners All-District Academic Acclaim
May 24, 2010
SEATTLE - Junior Tobi Obenaus had his best season yet on the court and continues to excel in the classroom. For his outstanding overall record, Obenaus has been named to the Academic All-District At-Large First Team, making him eligible for Academic All-America honors.
The honors are sponsored by both CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) and ESPN the Magazine. The at-large team is comprised of athletes from Women's Bowling; Women's Crew; Men's and Women's Fencing; Women's Field Hockey; Men's and Women's Golf; Men's and Women's Gymnastics; Men's and Women's Ice Hockey; Men's and Women's Lacrosse; Men's and Women's Rifle; Men's and Women's Skiing; Men's and Women's Swimming; Men's and Women's Tennis; Men's Volleyball; Men's and Women's Water Polo; and Men's Wrestling.
Obenaus, a Waidhofen, Austria native, was one of just 10 first team honorees across all those sports for District 8. Only the first team selections become eligible for Academic All-America honors.
Obenaus currently owns a 3.93 cumulative grade point average, majoring in accounting. He was a Pac-10 All-Academic First Team member in 2009, with this year's honors yet to be announced.
On the court, Obenaus led the team with 24 overall singles wins, and went 16-5 in dual play with key wins in UW's matches against Arkansas, Boise State, USC, Arizona just to name a few. He also earned a victory in Washington's NCAA first round match against Rice, though the Huskies fell 4-3. In doubles, he and Alex Rosinski made the Pac-10 invitational final.