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.
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.