Three Aggie Tennis Standouts Named to 2012 Capitol One Academic All-District TeamMay 21, 2012
LAWTON – Three Cameron University tennis players have been named to the 2012 Capitol One Division II Academic All-District At-Large Teams. The selections, made by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), were made to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
Thomas Peixoto, Amanda Moberg and Julia Puckhaber were all first team honorees and will now advance to the Academic All-America ballot. The Academic All-America team is set to be announced June 6.
Peixoto completed his four-year Aggie career this season ranked No. 23 in the country. The Agriculture major had an outstanding year at the No. 1 position. He collected winning records in both singles and doubles play and led the team to its 19th consecutive winning season and a No. 19 national ranking. Hailing from Campo Grande, Brazil, Peixoto has already picked up a number of accolades from the Lone Star Conference for the 2011-2012 season. He was named the LSC Men’s Tennis Academic Player of the Year and recognized as an All-Conference athlete.
Moberg and Puckhaber, both juniors majoring in Business Administration, have shown incredible form as the Black and Gold’s No. 1 and No. 2 players this season, leading their team to its second consecutive trip to the NCAA National Championships and a No. 15 national ranking. The women’s squad finished the year with an impressive 23-5 record, recording the winningest season in the program’s history.
Both women have been nationally ranked for the majority of the season and have produced excellent records. Moberg has been nearly flawless at the No. 1 singles spot and has dropped just five matches all year with doubles partner Sara Londono. The twosome’s first-rate play has earned them a No. 20 national ranking.
The Norrköping, Sweden native has picked up numerous honors this season. She was named to the LSC Academic All-Conference Team and earned a place on the LSC All-Conference singles and doubles teams.
Puckhaber, a native of Hambergen, Germany, finished the season 25-6 in singles action and has been equally as dominant in doubles competition. Her workman-like efforts resulted in her being tabbed an LSC Player of the Week and being selected for the LSC All-Conference and Academic All-Conference teams.
Sports comprising the At-Large program include bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, men’s volleyball, water polo and wrestling. In order to be nominated to the Academic All-District teams, the student-athlete must be a starter or key player participating in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests and must maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA.