CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - For the second-straight year, junior Brady Anderson (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Linn-Mar) has been named a CoSIDA Academic All-American. Anderson was named to the at-large team.
A third team selection last season, Anderson was named to the first team this year. He is the seventh male in school history to earn the honor twice, while joining Kevin O'Donnell in 1998 and 1999 as the only men's tennis players to earn the honor twice. This is the sixth time in school history a men's tennis player has been named to the team, but the first to earn first team honors.
Anderson went 26-5 in singles this year and was 23-9 in doubles play. For the second-straight year, Anderson qualified for the NCAA National Singles Championships, as one of just 32 players selected from across the country. Anderson ranked eighth in school history with 26 singles wins this year, while ranking 10th in school history with 79 career wins. Anderson has led the Kohawks to the NCAA Tournament all three years he has been in the program.
Only five men's tennis players were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-American team, with Anderson being the only first team selection of the five. Anderson is one of three Iowa Conference student-athletes on the team, as Wartburg's Lance Evans and Luther's Justin Kreiter were named to the third team. Earlier this year, Anderson was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team.
The at-large team is selected from athletes that participate in fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling. To be eligible for the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District and All-America teams, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.3 GPA, be a sophomore or higher and have attended the school for at least a year. Nominees are voted on by Sports Information Directors across the region, based on their academic and athletic accomplishments.
Anderson is the 47th Kohawk to earn the award dating back to 1974. Coe had four CoSIDA Academic All-American selections during the 2016-17 school year, as Gavin Glenn from football and baseball's Ben Jacobson and Grant Henning were selected earlier this year.