June 8, 2010
WACO, Texas - Men's tennis student-athlete Dominik Mueller was named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Men's At-Large Academic All-America second-team (university division) on Tuesday for his work this year in the classroom and on the tennis court.
The Men's At-Large classification for the Academic All-America program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, tennis, volleyball, water polo, swimming and wrestling.
Mueller, a senior from Frankfurt, Germany, played at No. 4 and 5 singles for the seventh-ranked Baylor squad. In the 2009-10 season, he posted a 26-6 singles record including a 23-4 mark in dual match competition. Mueller ranks No. 3 all-time on Baylor's career singles list with 120 victories, is No. 6 (.774) all-time on BU's career singles winning percentage list and ranks No. 1 on BU's dual match singles career list with 96 wins. He has earned Dean's List recognition every semester, is a three-time Academic All-Big 12 selection and has been named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll every semester.
Mueller has been named to the magazine's academic all-district team twice, but this is his first All-America distinction. Mueller maintains a 3.90 grade point average, while majoring in finance.
The senior becomes only the third men's tennis player at Baylor to be named to the team, joining Michal Kokta in 2007 and Mark Williams, who made the team in 2000 and 2001.
Mueller is one of five Baylor student-athletes to be named an ESPN The Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-American this year along with football's Joe Pawelek, baseball's Chris Slater and softball's Nicole and Tiffany Wesley.
The Academic All-America teams are voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA). In order to be nominated for Academic All-District and All-America honors, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve, must have a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average and must have completed at least one full academic year at his institution.