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Men's Tennis - Fri. Jun. 08, 2012

TOWSON, Md. ---- Auburn University at Montgomery sophomore men's tennis student-athlete Zinelabidine Jouini has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-America College Division at-large Third-Team, which was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The Capital One College Division Academic All-America men's at-large team is comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.

The at-large program for the Capital One Academic All-America program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo, volleyball and wrestling for men.

In order to qualify for the honor, a student-athlete must have been voted to the Capital One Academic All-District team and 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.

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's 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.

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