NEW ORLEANS, La. – Loyola University New Orleans men’s tennis players Joshua Washington and
Joshua Laviolette were named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District At-Large First Teams, selected by the College of Sports Information Directors of America this week.
“This has been an incredible year for the men’s tennis team as they continue to earn multiple academic awards,” said head coach Zubin Engineer. “The Capital One Academic All-District Award compliments the NAIA Team Champions of Character Award.”
Both Washington and Laviolette earned First Team honors and are now on the Academic All-America ballot. Student athletes are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. In an expanded Academic All-American program, CoSIDA doubled the number of student-athletes honored this year, which includes NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA participants on the teams.
This is the first year Washington and Laviolette earned a spot on the Capital One Academic All-District Team. They also were both named to the SSAC All-Academic Team for the second consecutive year.
Washington, an economics and philosophy major, was a Loyola College of Business Freshman of the Year Nominee in 2010. He is also a member of several honor societies including Phi Eta Sigma and PRSSA as well as the SGA.
Laviolette will earn his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry next year in the Spring of 2013. The New Orleans, La. native continues his hard work off the court as he has the highest GPA on the men’s tennis team.
Washington and Laviolette join women’s tennis players Cristiana Krtalic, Chelsea Keene and Katie
Beargie who earned a place on the 2012 women’s at-large district team.