Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Bailey named First-Team Capitol One Academic All-District

CLARKSVILLE, TN (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information, May 2011) – Sophomore Sean Bailey, of the Austin Peay State University men's tennis team, has been named to the Capitol One Academic All-District first team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors Association.

A two-time All-Ohio Valley Conference selection, Bailey holds a 3.93 grade-point average, majoring in communication arts with a minor in French. Not only was he a first-team All-OVC pick as a sophomore, he helped the Govs to their first OVC Tournament Championship match since 1987.

"Sean is the definition of a student-athlete," head coach Malik Tabet said. "He displays tremendous effort on the court and in the classroom. It's clear that he understands the value of academics as he has made that known throughout his young career. I'm proud to see him earning recognition on and off the court."

Academically, he has been named to the President's List twice, the Dean's List three times, the Athletics Director's Honor Roll three times and received OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll honors as a freshman.

Bailey was the only Governors player to go undefeated in OVC play, winning all six matches played at No. 3 singles. For the season, he won 14 of 17 matches, including 13 at No. 3. He also went 1-1 at No. 2 singles.

Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Bailey's game was of his 14 wins, only one came in three-sets. He closed the season winning nine of his last 10. In the OVC tournament, Bailey was the only Govs player to win both matches played.

Sean Bailey' Bio: Austin Peay

Photo: Austin Peay Sports Information