Benedikt Fischer Named ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District IV First Team
May 21, 2009
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis men's tennis player Benedikt Fischer, a senior from Dusseldorf, Germany, was named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District IV First Team for the second year in a row as was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday morning.
Fischer, who became the first Memphis men's tennis student-athlete to earn First Team All-District honors in 2008, brings home the honor for the second time after finishing his career with a 4.0 GPA. The Memphis netter is set to earn a second degree from the University of Memphis in Business Finance. Fischer already earned a degree in International Business from the U of M in May of 2008 after completing his Memphis coursework in just two years.
Fischer is a three-time C-USA All-Academic selection, as well as a three-time C-USA Academic Medalist and C-USA Academic Honor Roll member. He wrapped up his collegiate career being bestowed the honor of Memphis' 2008-09 Male Student-Athlete of the Year. Fischer has also twice been named an Intercollegiate Tennis Assocation Scholar-Athlete.
On the court, Fischer finished his senior season with a record of 10-13 in singles while competing at the No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 slots for head coach Paul Goebel's Memphis Tiger squad. In doubles, he teamed up with Jordan Smith to produce the squad's most doubles wins with a mark of 17-7.
The Memphis netter is now eligible for selection on the national ballot for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. Fischer was selected to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team following the 2008 season. He was the 16th Memphis student-athlete in the school's history to earn Academic All-America honors.