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Genesen Garners Scholar-Athlete Distinction

May 4, 2021

STANFORD, Calif. – Showcasing his abilities in the classroom in addition to on the tennis court, senior William Genesen has been named the Pac-12 Men's Tennis Scholar Athlete of the Year.

The award is presented in each of the 24 sports sponsored by the Pac-12 and was established to honor student-athletes that are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline.

Genesen is the fourth Cardinal player to be named Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, joining Ryan Thacher (2012), Denis Lin (2013) and Sameer Kumar (2019).

An All-Pac-12 honorable mention selection in 2019, and three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete, Genesen holds a 58-32 career record in singles play, including a 32-12 mark in dual action. He is 29-16 in doubles for his career, and reached a career-high national ranking of No. 33 as a junior in singles from the ITA.

Genesen helped steer the Cardinal to its 18th conference championship this season, its first Pac-12 title since 2015 and first outright triumph since 2003. The Tulsa, Oklahoma native, who holds a 4.0 GPA, is majoring in Science, Technology and Society.

In order to be eligible for the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, student-athletes must be a senior, on track to receive a degree, have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, participate in at least 50 percent of the scheduled contests in the sport and have a minimum one year in residence at the institution.