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WestConn Men’s Tennis pair earn CSC Academic All-District recognition

WestConn Men's Tennis Pair Earn CSC Academic All-District Recognition

DANBURY, Connecticut — Western Connecticut State University juniors Caleb Harris (Guilford, Conn.) and Nicholas Pechier (Bridgeport, Conn.) were each named to the 2024 CSC Division III Academic All-District Men’s Tennis Team.  The pair also joined Wolves seniors Sebastian Frisch (Redding, Conn.), Nathaniel Mariduena (Danbury, Conn.), and Kevin Tenesaca (Danbury, Conn.) and freshman Daniel Rost (Brookfield, Conn.) on the 2023 Little East Conference (LEC) Fall Academic Honor Roll.  WestConn, coached by Shawn Stillman (10th Season), finished the 2024 campaign with a 9-10 overall record and in third place in the Little East with a 3-2 conference mark.  The Wolves qualified for LEC Championship Tournament and blanked Castleton, 5-0, in the opening round before falling at Rhode Island College, 5-3, in the conference semifinals.

The 2023-24 Academic All-District® Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams, selected by College Sports Communicators, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. The CSC Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.  Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CSC Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second and third-team Academic All-America® women’s honorees will be announced on June 4.  To be selected to the LEC Winter All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be in good standing in their sport with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50.

Harris, who repeats on the CSC Academic All-District and the LEC All-Academic Teams, posted a 6-10 singles record in dual matches predominantly as the Wolves No. 4 starter this spring.  He was also 7-11 in doubles play this season. A graduate of Guilford High School, Harris is majoring in music and audio production at WestConn.  Peschier, who also repeats on the CSC Academic All-District and the LEC All-Academic Teams,  posted a 4-5 singles record in dual matches and was 6-4 in doubles play this season with several partners. A graduate of Bridgeport Central High School, Peschier is majoring in psychology at WestConn.


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