CONWAY, S.C.- Coastal men's tennis recent graduate Richard Redding ((Winscombe, England/Queen Elizabeth's Hospital) was recently named to the 2007 ESPN the Magazine 2007 Academic All-American Third Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced yesterday, (June 12).
Redding was also selected to the 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III University Division At-Large First Team and named 2007 Big South Conference Men's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year which also earned him a spot on the All-Academic Team at the end of this season. A psychology major with a 3.95 GPA he finished the season with a 15-9 overall singles record and a16-8 doubles record. Redding has been named to the Dean's List every semester while at Coastal. In the fall he will be heading to the University of Chicago with a full-ride to study psychology.
The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Team is part of the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American program. The academic team is made up of student-athletes from Division I schools in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To be nominated, student-athletes must be a starter or an important reserve with a minimum grade point average of 3.20. Team members are selected by a vote of members of College Sports Information Directors of America within the district.
The 2007 Chanticleer men's tennis team finished with a 14-11 record after getting off to the best start in program history 13-2 before being plagued with injuries in mid-March. Head Coach Chris Powers will lose four seniors and bring back three for the 2008 season.