GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – North Carolina’s Brian Cernoch has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year and highlights the sport’s All-ACC Academic Team announced Thursday.
A senior exercise and sports science major from Rockville, Maryland, Cernoch earned All-America honors in singles in 2022 and finished the season ranked No. 25 in the final ITA rankings. Cernoch earned All-America honors by reaching the round of 16 in the NCAA Singles Championship. A first-team All-ACC performer, Cernoch was recently named the 2022 Carolina Regional Most Improved Senior by the ITA.

Duke and NC State led the league with six players each on the academic team, followed by Virginia with five and Louisville and North Carolina with four.


The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports.


Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career for undergraduate students. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.


The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.


ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Brian Cernoch, North Carolina, Sr., Exercise & Sport Science


All-ACC Academic Men’s Tennis Team

Shreekar Eedara, Boston College, So., Finance

Teodor Giusca**, Clemson, Sr., Management

Jorge Gonzalez, Clemson, So., Pre-Business

Edu Güell, Duke, Sr., Economics

Andrew Dale, Duke, So., Chemistry

Faris Khan, Duke, So., Sociology

Connor Krug, Duke, Fr., Undecided

Niroop Vallabhaneni, Duke, Jr., Economics; Political Science

Andrew Zhang**, Duke, Jr., Psychology

Loris Pourroy, Florida State, Sr., Sport Management

Keshav Chopra, Georgia Tech, Jr., Business

Andres Martin**, Georgia Tech, Jr., Industrial Engineering

Marcus McDaniel, Georgia Tech, Jr., Industrial Engineering

Etienne Donnet, Louisville, Jr., Sport Administration

Natan Rodrigues, Louisville, Fr., Sport Administration

Sergio Hernandez**, Louisville, Jr., Sport Administration

David Mizrahi, Louisville, Sr., Communication

Bojan Jankulovski**, Miami, Gr., Master’s degree: Real Estate Development & Urbanism

Martin Katz, Miami, Fr., Management

Dan Marti, Miami, Gr., Master’s Degree: Sport Administration

Brian Cernoch***, North Carolina, Sr., Exercise and Sport Science

Peter Murphy, North Carolina, So., Business Administration

Anuj Watane, North Carolina, Jr., Exercise and Sport Science

Logan Zapp, North Carolina, So., Economics

Robin Catry**, NC State, Sr., Business Administration

Rafael Izquierdo Luque**, NC State, Sr., Business Administration

Braden Shick, NC State, Fr., Engineering First Year

Collin Shick, NC State, Sr., Chemical Engineering

Luca Staeheli, NC State, Fr., Economics

Fons von Sambeek, NC State, Fr., Sport Management

Connor Fu, Notre Dame, Jr., Finance

Peter Conklin, Notre Dame, Gr., Accountancy

Bar Botzer***, Virginia, Gr., Business Administration

Iñaki Montes**, Virginia, So., Arts & Sciences

Chris Rodesch**, Virginia, So., Arts & Sciences 

Gianni Ross, Virginia, Sr., Education 

Jeffrey von der Schulenburg**, Virginia, So., Arts & Sciences 

Ryan Fishback**, Virginia Tech, JR, Biochemistry

Eduardo Nava**, Wake Forest, Gr., LBS

Jakob Schnaitter, Wake Forest, Gr., MA, COM

Matthew Thomson, Wake Forest, Jr, Economics


*denotes number of All-ACC Academic Team honors