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Men's Tennis - Wed. May. 23, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. ---- Auburn University at Montgomery sophomore menfs tennis standout Zinelabidine Jouini has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-District Menfs At-Large team, which was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

In order to qualify of nomination, a student-athlete must be a starter or significant contributor with a 3.30 cumulative grade point average at his or her institution. Student-athletes must also have completed one calendar year at their institution and reached sophomore athletic eligibility.

The Academic All]District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All]America Team ballot, where first, second and third]team All]America honorees will be selected later this month.

Jouini, who hails from Tunis, Tunisia, sports a 3.48 cumulative GPA, while majoring in pre-engineering. Earlier this season, he was selected to the Southern States Athletic Conferencefs All-Academic team.

On the court, Jouini finished with a team-high 22 singles victories, playing mostly at the No. 5 position. He finished the season winning his final eight matches. In doubles, he was nearly as valuable posting an 18-7 record, including a 17-4 mark when teaming with freshman Nicolas Pinones-Haltenhoff.

Joining Jouini on the College Division team was: Embry-Riddle tennis players Simon Felix, Patrick Besch and Chris Freeman, South Carolina-Beaufortfs senior golfer Mark Phillips and Faulknerfs sophomore golfer Javier Gonzalez.

Jouini and the AUM menfs tennis team finished the 2012 season with a 17-8 record, falling in the NAIA Tournament quarterfinals to Azusa Pacific.