Iñaki Montes de la Torre of University of Virginia gets the Academic All-American

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Iñaki Montes de la Torre of University of Virginia gets the Academic All-American
Iñaki Montes de la Torre of University of Virginia gets the Academic All-American

University of Virginia junior men's tennis player Iñaki Montes de la Torre was named to the 2023 Academic All-American men's tennis team, as a selection by College Sports Communicators. Montes was one of 18 student-athletes to receive Academic All-American honors this season, being named to the second team of five players.

Montes helped lead the Cavaliers to their second consecutive NCAA championship and third consecutive ACC championship. He picked up the game-winning run in Virginia's win over Ohio State in the NCAA Finals, as well as a doubles run against the Buckeyes.

He is an ITA Doubles All-American and was ranked in the top 10 in both singles and doubles this season. He was named the 2022-23 WINA Male Athlete of the Year for the Virginia Athletics Department at last month's Hoos Choice Awards.

Montes is the third player in program history to be voted an Academic All-American, joining Carl Söderlund, who earned back-to-back honors in 2019-20, and Scott Lebovitz in 1997. This is the first year that the College Sports Communicators honor All-American in tennis after the sport was previously part of the At-Large category for honors.

About the University of Virginia

The University of Virginia is a public research university located in Charlottesville, Virginia and was founded by Thomas Jefferson.

Conceived in 1800, and opened in 1819, it is important in the history of the United States for being the first to offer studies on subjects that are now common, such as architecture, astronomy and philosophy, as well as the first to divide school and church.

Its School of Engineering and Applied Sciences was the first engineering school in the United States associated with a university. Grape. it was officially included in The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia. The University, along with Jefferson's Monticello House, was named a World Heritage Site, one of three modern American places to have been honored.

It was the first campus in the world to be included by UNESCO in this list. The University of Virginia sports program is a Division I-A member and, since 1953, has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Photo Credits: UVA website

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