August 12, 2022

GREENSBORO, NC (theACC.com) – Brian Cernoch of North Carolina was named Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Athlete-Scholar of the Year and highlights the sport’s All-ACC Academic Team announced Thursday.

A senior exercise and sports science specialist from Rockville, Maryland, Cernoch earned All-America honors in singles in 2022 and finished the season ranked 25th in the final ITA rankings. Cernoch earned All-America honors by reaching the Round of 16 in the NCAA Singles Championship. A first-team All-ACC performer, Cernoch was recently named the 2022 Carolina Region’s Most Improved Senior by the ITA.

Duke and NC State led the league with six players each on the varsity team, followed by Virginia with five and Louisville and North Carolina with four.


The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards were established in September 2007 to be presented annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports.


The minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 cumulative grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average during one’s college career for undergraduates. Athletic accomplishments during the most recent season are also considered in All-ACC Academic Team selection.


The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all student-athletes in the conference with a 3.0 grade point average for the current academic year, will be released in July.



ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Brian Cernoch, NC, Sr., Exercise and Sport Science



All-ACC Academic Men’s Tennis Team
Shreekar Eedara, Boston College, So., Finance
Teodor Giusca**, Clemson, father, management
Jorge Gonzalez, Clemson, So., Pre-Business
Edu Güell, Duke, Father, Economy
Andrew Dale, Duke, So., Chemistry
Faris Khan, Duke, So., Sociology
Connor Krug, Duke, Father, Undecided
Niroop Vallabhaneni, Duke, Jr., economics; Political science
Andrew Zhang**, Duke, Jr., Psychology
Loris Pourroy, Florida State, Sr., Sports Management
Keshav Chopra, Georgia Tech, Jr., Business
Andres Martin**, Georgia Tech, Jr., Industrial Engineering
Marcus McDaniel, Georgia Tech, Jr., Industrial Engineering
Étienne Donnet, Louisville, Jr., sports administration
Natan Rodrigues, Louisville, Fr., sports administration
Sergio Hernandez**, Louisville, Jr., sports administration
David Mizrahi, Louisville, Sr., Communications
Bojan Jankulovski**, Miami, Gr., Master: Real estate development and urban planning
Martin Katz, Miami, Fr., Management
Dan Marti, Miami, Gr., Masters: Sports Administration
Brian Cernoch***, NC, Sr., Exercise and Sport Science
Peter Murphy, NC, So., Business Administration
Anuj Watane, NC, Jr., Exercise and Sports Science
Logan Zapp, NC, So., Economy
Robin Catry**, NC State, Sr., Business Administration
Rafael Izquierdo Luque**, NC State, Sr., Business Administration
Braden Shick, NC State, Fr., freshman engineering
Collin Shick, NC State, Sr., Chemical Engineering
Luca Staeheli, NC State, Fr., Economics
Fons von Sambeek, NC State, Fr., Sports Management
Connor Fu, Notre Dame, Jr., Finance
Peter Conklin, Notre Dame, Gr., Accounting
Bar Botzer***, Virginia, Gr., Business Administration
Iñaki Montes**, Virginia, So., Arts & Sciences
Chris Rodesch**, Virginia, So., Arts and Sciences
Gianni Ross, Virginia, Sr., Education
Jeffrey von der Schulenburg**, Virginia, So., Arts & Sciences
Ryan Fishback**, Virginia Tech, JR, Biochemistry
Eduardo Nava**, Wake Forest, Gr., LBS
Jakob Schnaitter, Wake Forest, Gr., MA, COM
Matthew Thomson, Wake Forest, Jr, economics


* indicates All-ACC Academic Team honor count