ATLANTA – Georgia State men’s tennis junior Bailey Showers was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® Men’s At-Large Second Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Friday afternoon.
Showers’ selection to the second team makes him the 30th Georgia State student athlete to earn Academic All-American status in program history and just the third GSU men’s tennis player to receive the honor.
The junior from Atlanta recorded a 4.02 grade point average for the spring semester, the highest GPA among all other members of the Academic All-America® Men’s At-Large Second Team.
Showers played primarily at the No. 4 position during the dual season, ending with a 6-4 record at the four spot and an 8-8 record overall. He also shined in doubles play, ending dual season with a 14-7 mark, including a 10-1 record with partner Quentin Coulaud. Showers and Coulaud went 8-0 at the No. 3 doubles position and ended the season on a five-match win streak.
Prior to the spring dual season, Showers had a strong fall highlighted by a trip to the finals of the Flight B Doubles bracket in the Gamecock Fall Invitational. He finished the 2018-19 season with a 15-15 overall record in singles and a 19-9 overall record in doubles play.
GSU finished the season with a 17-10 overall mark, tied for the fifth-most team wins in a single season in program history. The Panthers, who claimed the league’s first ever Sun Belt Regular Season Championship after finishing 6-1 in the conference this year, also concluded the season with an 8-2 record in its final 10 matches.
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