For Immediate Release: July 1, 2009
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BU's Vloedgraven named America East Scholar-Athlete for men's tennis

America East Release

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton sophomore men's tennis player Sven Vloedgraven has been named the lone America East Scholar-Athlete for his sport, the conference announced on Tuesday. Vloedgraven joins 14 other winners from the winter and spring sports.

A committee of athletics administrators and NCAA Faculty Athletics Representatives chose one honoree in each of the six winter and nine spring championship sports. Each America East Scholar-Athlete was a starter or prominent reserve and carries a minimum cuulative grade-point average of 3.20.

Vloedgraven has a 3.88 grade-point average in accounting. He was the America East Player of the Year after leading the Bearcats to 14 wins and a second-straight conference title and NCAA berth. A two-time all-conference and all-academic selection, Vloedgraven went 17-5 in singles duals this season. He also won 16 doubles matches and went undefeated in both events at the America East Championship, steering the Bearcats to the program's fifth conference title in the last seven years.

 BU recipients of America East Scholar-Athlete Award
Year Honorees
2001-02 Adam Fuchs, golf
2002-03 Amy Weissberg, women's tennis
2003-04 Brad Moulton, golf; Yun Qu, women's swimming
2004-05 Jeff Wolniewicz, golf; Robert Kaczynski, men's swimming;
Dan Hanegby, men's tennis; Huijue Cai, women's swimming
2005-06 Brendon Hitchcock, baseball; Jeff Wolniewicz, golf; Kevin McKeown, men's lacrosse; Brian Koizim, men's swimming; Lya Kushnirovich, women's tennis
2006-07 Rory Quiller*, men's indoor and outdoor track; Meagan Hoag, volleyball; Brian Koizim, men's swimming; Brendon Hitchcock, baseball
2007-08 Rory Quiller*, men's indoor track; Jacki Kane, volleyball; Brenno Varanda, men's swimming
2008-09 Sven Vloedgraven, men's tennis
* also named the America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year 

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