Benedikt Fischer Named CoSIDA Academic All-American
June 9, 2009
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis tennis netter Benedikt Fischer, a native of Dusseldorf, Germany, was announced as a member of the 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men's At Large Second Team on Tuesday morning by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Fischer earns the nod for the second consecutive season after finishing his collegiate career with a 4.0 GPA. He is currently in pursuit of a second degree from the University of Memphis after graduating in May of 2008 with his degree in international business.
Fischer still remains as the only Academic All-America selection in the history of the Memphis tennis program. He wrapped up the 2008-09 season being bestowed the honor of Male Student Athlete of the Year at the U of M. Fischer has been selected to the C-USA All-Academic team on three occasions and earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honors for the second consecutive season in 2009. He has also been named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete the past two seasons.
On the tennis court, Fischer competed at the No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 positions in singles for the Paul Goebel's Memphis Tiger squad during his senior season. In doubles, he teamed with Jordan Smith to produce a team-leading 17 wins during the 2009 season.
Fischer was joined by fellow C-USA tennis netter Arnau Brugues of Tulsa on the CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team. He joins Brandon Patterson of the football team as Memphis' second Academic All-America selection for the 2008-09 athletic season. Both Patterson and Fischer were named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team in 2008, as well. The University of Memphis has produced 16 Academic All-America selections in the school's history.