Men’s Tennis Lands Two on All-ACC Academic Team
Pulgar, Sanchez Gomez honored for academic success
RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State men’s tennis netters Jaime Pulgar and Ivan
Sanchez Gomez have both been named to the 2011 All-ACC Academic Men’s
Tennis Team as announced today by the conference office. The honor marks
the first appearance on the team for both student-athletes.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a
3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0
cumulative average during his academic career.
“We’re very proud of both Jaime and Ivan for their success in the
classroom,” said head coach Jon Choboy. “As a head coach, you look to
build your program around student-athletes that are dedicated to success
in the classroom just as much as they are on the tennis court. Jaime
and Ivan both carry that quality."
This past season Pulgar, a rising senior, collected All-ACC honors for
the second consecutive year, en route to a No. 115 final national
ranking in singles play. Despite missing just under a month of the
conference portion of the schedule due to injury, he posted 10 wins at
No. 1 and No. 2 singles for the Pack. Those decisions included three ACC
wins over ranked opponents.
In his first season in Raleigh, Sanchez Gomez won 13 spring singles
bouts and posted five wins in conference action at the No. 3 and No. 5