OXFORD, Miss. - Ole Miss men's tennis players Johan Backstrom and Adrian Forberg Skogeng have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District 6 At-Large Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) organization Friday.
Both are now eligible, along with the recipients from seven other districts, for the Capital One National Academic At-Large All-America Team, which will be announced in June. The At-Large team includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, men's volleyball, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, water polo and wrestling.
"We are extremely proud of this prestigious honor," head coach Billy Chadwick said. "Both Adrian and Johan are as dedicated to their studies as they are in tennis. It's very impressive that these two are able to compete at a high level on the court and in the classroom."
Backstrom owns a 3.88 cumulative grade point average in Banking and Finance and earned this honor for the first time in his career. He is an ITA Scholar-Athlete and a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Forberg Skogeng earned this honor for the second time in his career. He recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi with a 3.89 cumulative grade point average in Managerial Finance. A finalist for the SEC Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, Forberg Skogeng is a three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete and a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Both players helped lead the Rebels to their 10th SEC West title as well the program's 20th consecutive NCAA appearance. They also helped the Rebels earned the Chancellor's Cup for the 10th year in a row, as the men's varsity team at Ole Miss with the highest cumulative grade point average.
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