Rebel Alums: Where are They Now

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In our third installment of Rebel Alums: Where are They Now, we take a look at two-time All-American Bram ten Berge.

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2009 was a banner year for Bram ten Berge capped by winning the Boyd McWhorter SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award as the top male student-athlete in the entire league.

The two-time All-American ended the year ranked No. 3 in the nation in doubles and spent 14 weeks ranked No. 1 in the nation. The All-SEC first team selection and team captain helped the Rebels advance to the NCAA Elite Eight for the ninth time and earn a final national ranking of No. 4. Ten Berge also helped lead the Rebels to the SEC regular season championship with an undefeated league record, their second consecutive SEC Tournament Championship and their eighth straight SEC West title. In addition, he teamed with Jonas Berg to capture the ITA All-American Championship in doubles in the fall of 2008.

In 2008, ten Berge paired with Matthias Wellermann to reach the semifinals at the NCAA Doubles Championships, earning All-America honors. The duo just missed out on making it an all Ole Miss final and assuring the Rebels of the title.

Additional academic honors include an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in 2009 and induction into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society in 2008. Ten Berge was also a four-time ITA Scholar-Athlete and the 2006 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men's tennis.

Ten Berge graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2009 with a degree in Classics and in December of 2015 earned his PhD. in Classical Studies at the University of Michigan.

He is currently a living in Holland, Michigan and is a professor at Hope College.

Catching up with Bram ten Berge

How often do you play tennis? 

Once a week or so 

What's your best shot?


What do you do otherwise?

Hike/walk, travel 

Aspirations for the future?

To continue building my career and family, with as many adventures along the way as possible 

Do you still follow the Rebels?

Yes, go Rebs!

What do you miss the most from living in Oxford? 

The friendly people, being part of the team, and the lovely campus and town

Do you keep in touch with the team?

Yes, but it depends on where we live at any particular time (which has been many places in the past 5-6 years) 

Next Oxford visit? 

Hopefully soon!

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    This is amazing with what he have done so far! Hope that he'll achieve more in the future!

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