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Bendeck Named CoSIDA Academic All-American

Posted: 10:13 PM, Jun 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-21 23:13:34-04
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WACO, TX — Baylor men’s tennis alum Jimmy Bendeck capped off a successful career by being named a College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) Second Team Academic All-America selection, announced by the organization Thursday afternoon.

A double major in finance and entrepreneurship & corporate innovation, the senior from Hollywood, Fla. finished with a 3.91 cumulative GPA during his time in Waco. He is the fourth player and fifth program selection to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team.

Baylor also had Mark Williams (2000, 2001), Michal Kokta (2007) and Dominik Mueller (2010) earn the academic honor. Bendeck joins Williams as the only two Baylor players to earn ITA All-America and CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in the same season.

The at-large teams for the Google Cloud Academic All-America® program include the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming & diving, tennis and water polo for both men and women, as well as beach volleyball, bowling, field hockey and rowing for women, and volleyball and wrestling for men.

The 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District Men's and Women’s At-Large Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in the athletic realm and in the classroom.

Bendeck finished his singles career with a 77-40 overall record and a 77-39 doubles record in in four seasons at Baylor.

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