LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- In an announcement made today from conference headquarters, Southwestern University's Alexis Dimanche was named the 2020 SCAC Men's Tennis Elite 19 award winner. It is the second consecutive year he has taken home the honor.
Dimanche, a senior from Mouans-Sartoux, France, currently holds a 3.927 GPA as a Physics major with a Business and Data Science minor and was a three-time All-SCAC first team selection on the men's tennis team. He was the SCAC Men's Tennis Player-of-the-Year in 2018 and finished runner-up for the award in 2019 and 2017. Dimanche was also named SCAC Newcomer-of-the-Year in 2017.
Due to the cancelation of the 2020 spring season, the criteria for the SCAC Elite 19 honor was modified. Awarded to the student-athlete who has completed the equivalent of at least 60 credit hours at his or her current institution and has at least a cumulative 3.25 GPA - for this spring only - a First or Second Team All-SCAC honor at any point of the student-athlete's career was enough to satisfy the all-conference requirement. Normally, the student-athlete must have earned All-SCAC First or Second Team honors in his/her sport for that particular season.
The SCAC Elite 19 award was established prior to the 2018-19 academic year and is meant to recognize the best of the best within each conference sponsored-sport as it relates to both academic and athletic achievement.
SCAC Elite 19 Men's Tennis Award Winners
2020 - Alexis Dimanche, Southwestern University
2019 - Alexis Dimanche, Southwestern University