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Homeschooled student wins award

TATE NETS ALL-AMERICAN HONORS

from Maryville University, St. Louis, MO

     [Editor’s note: What the article does NOT say, and why I have included it in this blog, is that Tyler was homeschooled his whole life until college. WSW.]

     ST. LOUIS – Maryville University’s Tyler Tate has been named a Second Team College Division ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

     Tate, a junior from St. Louis, majoring in biology/pre-medicine, posted a 9-1 record at #3 Singles and an 8-2 record at #2 Doubles as a member of the Saints men’s tennis team. He earned First Team All-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) honors after winning the individual championship at #3 Singles. He was also a Honorable Mention All-SLIAC selection at #2 Doubles.

     Tate has a career singles record of 25-12, a career doubles record of 25-15 and is the first Maryville men’s tennis player to earn Academic All-America® honors. He is a University Scholar, a member of the Dean’s List and was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Tate is also a three-time Academic All-SLIAC recipient, a member of SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee), a member of the Keith Lovin Institute for Leadership and Values and serves as a peer tutor.

     The Academic All-America® program annually honors more than 1,600 student-athletes who have succeeded at the highest level on the playing field and in the classroom. Individuals are selected through voting by CoSIDA, a 2,000-member organization consisting of sports public relations professionals for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America® honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.

     To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00, have reach sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

     ESPN The Magazine – winner of the 2006 and 2003 National Magazine Award for General Excellence – is a provocative and innovative sports publication. Full of insight, analysis, impact and wit, the oversized bi-weekly with a circulation of 1.9 million looks ahead to give fans a unique perspective on the world of sports.

     For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com or e-mail rlipe@bentley.edu .

     Maryville University, founded in 1872, is a private, coeducational institution offering approximately 50 undergraduate, seven master’s and two doctoral degree programs to 3,300 students. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges in the Midwest, Maryville University prepares its students for successful and meaningful careers by offering programs that integrate liberal arts with professional studies.

     Among Maryville’s most recent graduates, 94 percent are employed or attending graduate school. Approximately 15,000 alumni work and live in the St. Louis region.

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