UW Oshkosh tennis player Seth Breunig, a senior from Sauk City, has made the 2009 ESPN The Magazine Men’s College Division Academic All-America At-Large Team.
Breunig, a second team selection, is the first UW Oshkosh men’s tennis player to receive Academic All-America honors by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Since CoSIDA’s Academic All-America program began in 1952, 39 UW Oshkosh student athletes have received a combined 50 awards.
CoSIDA selected 45 student-athletes for this year’s Men’s College Division Academic All-America At-Large Team, with 15 placed on each of the three squads. The Men’s College Division At-Large program includes NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA student-athletes in the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, tennis, water polo and wrestling.
Breunig represented the Titans on the tennis court for the past four seasons. He compiled career records of 51-33 in singles play and 42-31 in doubles action. In 2008-2009, Breunig posted a 13-8 singles record and a 14-7 doubles mark. He served as the team’s captain the past two seasons.
Breunig tallied a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average as a secondary education major. The National Merit Scholar was an eight-time University Dean’s List member and a four-time Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete. In May, Breunig won UW Oshkosh’s John Taylor Senior Scholar-Athlete Award.
Breunig volunteered his time for numerous organizations, including Father Carr’s Place To 2B, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, and the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh. He also was a member of the Newman Center Catholic Ministry Council and UW Oshkosh’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.