Siqueira Lands Second Career All-America Honor

 

SKILLMAN, N.J. - Junior Erick Siqueira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) of the Georgia College & State University men's tennis team was named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-America Team the organization announced.

Siqueira is the second two-time All-American in Georgia College men's tennis history, after Kam Ka Vhei did it in 1994 and 1995. This is also the 10th All-America honor for the men's program in its history, seven of which were during the NCAA era.

Siqueira was 26-4 in singles action for the 2007-08 season, a whopping .867 winning percentage. During his spring campaign, he was 19-2, including a 7-1 mark in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play. He also went 6-2 against nationally ranked opponents, including a win over No. 4 Florian Halb of Valdosta State University.

Always a tough conference, the PBC picked up six members on the ITA All-American squad this season.

The GCSU men's tennis team had an outstanding 2008 season at 17-7. The Bobcats made it to the PBC title game for the first time in school history, and also earned their first PBC Player of the Year in Siqueira. The 17 wins for the men's program this season are the second-most during head coach Steve Barsby's eight seasons, the third-best overall.

Visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame. The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement.