Sidney of FAU Men’s Tennis Chosen to C-USA All-Academic Team

BOCA RATON, Fla. – (April 16, 2019) – Ahead of this weekend’s championship tournament, Florida Atlantic University men’s tennis senior Gabriel Sidney was honored on Tuesday morning with a spot on the 2019 InTouch Credit Union Conference USA Men’s Tennis All-Academic Team, as announced by the league.

For the second straight year, Sidney earns this recognition from C-USA, as he currently holds a 3.725 GPA towards a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in international business. On the court, the native of Londrina, Brazil, finished the regular season with nine singles and 11 doubles wins, including a late-season stretch with four singles wins in a row. He recently has combined with fellow senior Mehdi Laalej for five doubles victories at the No. 2 slot, as well as a win at No. 1, during the dual match portion of the season.

Here is the 2019 C-USA Men’s All-Academic Team:

·         Luca Keist, Charlotte

·         Gabriel Sidney, Florida Atlantic

·         Tom Moonen, Middle Tennessee

·         Max Rauch, Middle Tennessee

·         Sumit Sarkar, Rice

·         Nikolai Manchev, UAB

The Owls open up championship play this Friday at 11 a.m. Eastern against UAB, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Stay tuned for more info on the tournament in the coming days. –

Florida Atlantic University Athletics:

FAU Athletics is comprised of 21 intercollegiate teams involving 450 student-athletes that compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, volleyball, beabch volleyball, cheer and dance. The Owls are a NCAA Division I-A (FBS) institution and compete in Conference USA and the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) (beach volleyball, men’s swimming). The Owls have been playing football since 2001 and are a perfect 3-0 in bowl games, the most recent being a 50-3 victory over Akron in the 2017 Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl. The dance team finished its 2014 season No. 8, nationally. FAU cheer won a national championship in 2016.

About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of critical areas that form the basis of its strategic plan: Healthy aging, biotech, coastal and marine issues, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, informatics, lifespan and the environment. These areas provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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