Schmulian Earns C-USA Sportsmanship Award
May 2, 2003
CHICAGO - Men's tennis senior Joe Schmulian was one of five Conference USA men's tennis players to earn the league's tennis sportsmanship awards, it was announced Friday.
Schmulian, who also earned third team all-conference honors earlier this week, wraps his three-year Tiger career with a 53-33 record in singles, including a 16-6 record this spring in a come-back after he tore a ligament in his foot in the fall.
The captain of the squad the last two seasons, Schmulian will graduate later this month with a degree in MIS. A member of the Dean's List and the Commissioner's Honor Roll, Schmulian is also a member of the 3.0 Club and the Tiger Academic 30. In two of his five semesters, Schmulian has posted a perfect 4.0 GPA.
The Tigers wrapped the 2003 season ranked No. 71 in the country and finished fifth at the Conference USA Championships in Milwaukee. With a 16-9 record, the Tigers improve to 86-49 under head coach Phil Chamberlain, who has now coached his alma mater for five seasons.
The Tigers had three student-athletes named to the all-conference teams, Wednesday. Senior Ben Stapp earned second team honors, as did Stapp's doubles partner, Lee Taylor Walker. Schmulian earned third team honors. The Tiger team also received the ITA Sportsmanship Award for the month of March, an award that your opponent must nominate you for to the national office.
2003 Men's Tennis Sportsmanship Awards