CLARKSVILLE –Austin Peay State University tennis player Sean Bailey has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District III Men’s At-Large team for the 2012-13 year, the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Friday.
A four-time All-OVC performer who led the Govs to their first Ohio Valley Conference Championship since 1974 in 2013, Bailey dominated on and off the court during his Austin Peay career. He graduated with a 3.95 grade-point average while double-majoring in French and corporate communications. He was Austin Peay’s 2011-12 Male Scholar-Athlete Award recipient, as well as one of six OVC Scholar-Athlete Award winners for 2011-12.
Bailey’s classroom accomplishments speak for themselves He was a member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.0 GPA) all eight semesters of his Austin Peay career, earning a President’s List (4.0 GPA) honor six times and Dean’s List (3.5 GPA or better) twice. He was also a three-time member of the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll (3.25 GPA for the year).
Bailey was also a huge part of Austin Peay’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council, serving as president in 2011-12 and vice-president this past year.
The Manitoba, Canada, native excelled on the court as well, posting a 68-24 career record that included a 20-4 mark in 2013. He was honored as both Austin Peay’s Most Outstanding Male Athlete and OVC Player of the Year for 2011-12. In 2013, he earned his third consecutive first-team All-OVC honor and led the Govs to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, against Mississippi State, May 10.
Bailey's name now will move to the national ballot to be considered for Academic All-America. CoSIDA began the Academic All-America program in the 1950s and has honored thousands of deserving student-athletes from numerous sports across the country in all divisions. Capital One became official sponsor of the program in January 2011.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at the position listed on the nomination form (where applicable).
No student-athlete is eligible until he/she has completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility.