Krentz selected to Academic All-Patriot League tennis team
Posted: 05/03/2011 | Last updated: May 3, 2011 at 03:20 PM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – One day after three Mountain Hawks were named to All-Patriot League teams, sophomore Andrew Krentz became the fourth Lehigh men’s tennis player to be recognized by the league as he was named to the inaugural Academic All-Patriot League team. Krentz was deemed to be one of the top six men’s tennis scholar-athletes in the Patriot League, as voted on by the league’s sports information directors.
In the classroom, the Glencoe, Illinois native boasts a 3.91 grade point average in Lehigh’s College of Arts and Sciences. Krentz was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll following the 2010 season, and has been a regular on the Dean’s List while receiving three academic awards from Lehigh’s Faculty Athletics Council. Krentz has earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in two of his first three semesters at Lehigh, including the 2010 Fall semester.
On the court, Krentz was one of Lehigh’s most reliable and successful performers in 2011. He went 13-6 in singles, playing primarily at the No. 6 flight including a 3-3 mark against Patriot League opponents. Krentz also began playing doubles late in the season and posted a 7-2 record including a 4-1 league mark playing alongside classmate Matt Savran at No. 2 doubles. The most memorable moment of the year for Krentz was his third-set tiebreaker win at No. 6 singles to give Lehigh a 4-3 win over Navy in the Patriot League semifinals as the Mountain Hawks advanced to the championship match for the first time in school history.
Also on Tuesday, Navy’s Nick Birger was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men’s tennis for the second consecutive year.
To be eligible for the Academic All-Patriot League team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a starter of key contributor in his/her sport. Freshmen are not eligible for the honor.