Junior tennis standout Joe Adewumi earned his second consecutive America East All-Academic team honor, as announced by the league office today.
Adewumi becomes UMBC’s first male repeat honoree in the sport since America East instituted All-Academic teams in 2005-06.
Only six student-athletes from the league’s five men’s tennis squads are selected to the team.
Adewumi was recently named a 2011 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and earned Second Team All-Conference honors at the No. 3 singles position.
He won 20 matches for his third consecutive year, going 12-7 in singles action and 8-10 in doubles’ play in 2011. He was named America East Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for the week ending February 6 and was a member of the 2010 America East Honor Roll.
Adewumi has a cumulative GPA of 3.59 in biochemistry and molecular biology.
All-Academic squads for team sports are based on the number of athletes that participate in a contest at one time, for example, six student-athletes in the sport of tennis. To be nominated for the distinction, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve for their team and participate in at least 50 percent of their team’s games or competitions. In the classroom, student-athletes must have a 3.30 GPA and have completed at least one calendar year at their institution. Freshmen are not eligible for consideration.