Senior Men's Tennis Player Bryan Chow Named First Team Academic All-American

TOWSON, MD -- Williams College senior tennis player Bryan Chow (Browns Valley, CA) has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III At-Large First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The Capital One Division III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2012-13 DIII Academic All-America® team program.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 18,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports. Chow is the 25th Academic All-American at Williams since 1993.

The 15-member 2013 At-Large First Team is comprised of athletes from six different sports.

A graduate of nearby Niskayuna [NY] HS Chow and his family now reside in Browns Valley, Calif.

Bryan Chow '13

Chow was a four-year starter in singles and doubles play for the Ephs while majoring in biology and classics, graduating with a 3.98 GPA. Selected to Phi Beta Kappa, Chow earned Dean's List each of his eight semesters.

A three-time (maximum) Academic All-NESCAC honoree Chow won the prestigious Elite 89 Award (2011 & 2012) presented by the NCAA to the student-athlete competing at the NCAA Division III national tennis quarterfinals possessing the highest cumulative GPA.

Each year at Williams Chow played top three doubles and top six singles for an Eph team that was consistently nationally ranked and posted three consecutive top four finishes. This spring Williams won the NCAA Division III title.

"Bryan's achieved so much at Williams," said Eph head men's tennis coach Dan Greenberg '08. "This is another great achievement and one he's definitely earned."

During his senior year Chow posted a 26-1 record in singles play, which included winning the 5th and clinching point in the Ephs' NCAA title win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps to give the Ephs their first NCAA men's title since 2002. His senior year in doubles play he compiled a record of 31-5.

In his career Chow racked up 81 wins against just 18 losses in singles play, while in doubles matches he authored a 73-32 ledger. Over his final two years Chow was 55-13 in doubles contests.

Chow is headed to Ann Arbor, Michigan in the fall, where he will begin his studies at the University of Michigan's School of Medicine.

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