TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICAN 2012 SEC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR 2012 ITA SOUTHERN REGION ROOKIE OF THE YEAR TWO-TIME ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM 2012 NCAA SINGLES QUARTERFINALIST DEAN'S HONOR ROLL
2012-13 (SOPHOMORE) Helped lead the Rebels to their 20th consecutive NCAA appearance ... Ranked No. 14 in the nation in singles and No. 3 in doubles ... Earned All-SEC First Team honors for the second year in a row ... Helped lead the Rebels to their 10th SEC West title ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships in singles and doubles ... Seeded 9-16 in NCAA singles and No. 3 in doubles ... Second year in a row to be seeded in singles ... Owns a 20-8 overall record, 12-6 at No. 1 singles ... Teams with Jonas Lutjen for a 17-6 overall record ... The duo went 15-3 at No. 1 ... Named SEC Player of the Week on Feb. 20 ... Posted a 7-0 record in singles and doubles to help the Rebels to a 2-1 record at the ITA National Team Indoor ... ITA Southern Regional Singles Champion ... Made the Dean's Honor Roll this spring with a 3.50 GPA.
SPRING 2012 (FRESHMAN) All-American in singles and doubles ... One of only nine players and the only freshman to earn All-America honors in both singles and doubles ... SEC Freshman of the Year ... ITA Southern Region Rookie of the Year ... NCAA Quarterfinalist in singles ... First Rebel to be named SEC Freshman of the Year ... Second highest ranked freshman in the country at No. 14 ... Also ended the year ranked No. 10 nationally in doubles ... Only freshman in the nation to earn All-America honors in both singles and doubles ... Played No. 1 singles and doubles ... One of only two freshman on the All-SEC first team ... Helped lead the Rebels to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the 16th time ... Posted a 21-9 overall record, 14-7 at No. 1 singles ... Teamed with Jonas Lutjen for an 18-6 record, 8-3 at No. 1 doubles ... Led the Rebels to the SEC Tournament Semifinals for the 15th time in school history ... Named to the SEC All-Tournament Team ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week on March 14 ... SEC Indoor Championships singles semifinalist ... Made the UMAA Honor Roll in the fall.
PRIOR TO OLE MISS Ranked No. 1 in South Africa in 18-under ... Achieved a career-high ranking of No. 22 in the ITF World Junior Rankings ... Played in all four junior grand slams.
PERSONAL Son of Calla and Lizahn Scholtz ... Born February 5, 1991 ... Major - General Studies ... Enjoys fishing, hunting and golf ... Athletes most admired are Muhammad Ali and Usain Bolt ... Favorite tennis player is Marat Safin ... Dad was a professional rugby player.
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