Johan Backstrom
Johan Backstrom

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Uppsala, Sweden

High School:
Celsiusskolan

Height:
6-5

Experience:
3L


05/15/2014

Three Rebels Named Academic All-District

Backstrom, Gamble, Rohde-Moe Named To Capital One Team

05/11/2014

Tight Loss Ends Rebels' Season

Match Came Down To Third Set At No.3 Singles

05/10/2014

Rebels Tame Wildcats

Senior Johan Backstrom Clinches 4-1 Win At No. 4 Singles

05/08/2014

Rebels Peaking In Time For NCAAs

Team Heads To South Bend To Face Northwestern

04/18/2014

Rebels Drop Tight Match To No. 12 Kentucky

Scholtz Defeats No. 11 Jomby For Second Time

04/17/2014

Ole Miss vs. No. 18 Tennessee

Ole Miss vs. No. 18 Tennessee in the second round of the SEC Tournament in Nashville, Tenn.

ITA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE
CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN
SEC ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL
CHANCELLOR'S HONOR ROLL

2013-14 (SENIOR)
Earned Capital One Academic All-America honors ... Helped lead the Rebels to their 21st consecutive NCAA appearance ... Clinched the first round win over Northwestern in the NCAA Championships ... Clinched the doubles point against No. 10 Texas A&M, which proved to be the difference in a 4-3 win ... Helped the Rebels defeat No. 13 Tennessee and No. 23 ranked Vanderbilt ... Finished the season with an overall singles record of 16-8, 15-6 in dual matches ... Ended the year with an overall doubles record of 13-13, 11-10 in dual matches ... Named to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Made the Chancellor's Honor Roll both semesters.

2012-13 (JUNIOR)
Helped lead the Rebels to a final national ranking of No. 10, their 10th SEC West title and the team's 20th consecutive NCAA appearance ... Ended the year ranked No. 58 in the nation in doubles ... Posted a 24-20 overall record in singles and 20-14 in doubles ... Teamed with Stefan Lindmark for a 14-11 dual match record ... Clinched wins over No. 6 Tennessee and No. 12 Baylor ... Named to the Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Team ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Made the Chancellor's Honor Roll both semesters.

2011-12 (SOPHOMORE)
Went 2-1 in the NCAA first and seconds rounds to help the Rebels reach the Final 16 for the 16th time ... Clinched the win over Michigan in the NCAA second round ... Posted a 21-11 overall record, 13-6 in dual matches ... Went 8-3 in the SEC ... Captured the ITA Southern Regional Doubles title in the fall with Jonas Lutjen to qualify for the ITA National Indoor ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Made the Chancellor's Honor Roll both semesters.

SPRING 2011 (FRESHMAN)
Joined the team in January ... Helped lead the Rebels to their 18th straight NCAA appearance ... Posted a 11-10 overall record, 9-9 in dual matches ... Went 7-4 at No. 5 singles ... Made the Chancellor's Honor Roll.

PRIOR TO OLE MISS
Ranked No. 3 in juniors in Sweden ... Ranked No. 21 in men's rankings in Sweden ... Finished third in the Swedish Outdoor summer tour in 2010 ... Won one tournament and reached five semifinals in 2010 ... Won qualifying and first round in Lithuania Future to earn first ATP point ... Outstanding student ... Finished with a 3.94 grade point average and earned a chemistry scholarship.

PERSONAL
Born May 1, 1991 ... Son of Per and Helene Backstrom ... Majoring in Managerial Finance ... Enjoys other sports, watching movies and TV shows and hanging out with friends ... Athlete most admired and favorite tennis player is Roger Federer.

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR OVERALL SINGLES DUAL SINGLES OVERALL DOUBLES DUAL DOUBLES
2013-14 16-8 15-6 13-13 11-10
2012-13 24-20 10-12 20-14 14-11
2011-12 21-11 13-6 19-15 11-11
2010-11 11-10 9-9 9-9 8-8
TOTALS 72-49 47-33 61-51 44-40
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      Friday, July 18, 2014 - Football

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      Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

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