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    Bruno Abdelnour
    Bruno Abdelnour
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Aleppo, Syria

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 165

    Birthdate:
    05/11/1991

    07/10/2013

    43 Illini Honored as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

    Student-Athletes with GPAs of 3.7 or Higher Earn Special Recognition

    04/29/2013

    Paul, Weinstein Receive Top Honor at Scholar-Athlete Reception

    Basketball, Gymnastics Standouts Take Home Prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor

    04/21/2013

    Illinois Downs Purdue 5-2 In Regular Season Finale

    Illini receive No. 4 seed and first-round bye in B1G Tournament

    04/19/2013

    Illinois defeats Indiana 6-1 on Senior Day

    Stephen Hoh and Bruno Abdelnour honored before match

    04/18/2013

    Senior Day Set for Indiana Match Friday

    Seniors Stephen Hoh and Bruno Abdelnour to be honored

    02/12/2013

    Illinois vs Tennessee 2/2

    #25 Illinois Fighting Illini men's tennis team vs #15 Tennessee

    05/12/2012

    NCAA Championships - Second Round

    Illinois 4, Auburn 3

    05/11/2012

    NCAA Championships - First Round

    Illinois 4, Western Michigan 0

    Senior 2012-13
    Achieved a 12-13 overall record in his final season, with a 3-3 mark in Big Ten dual matches... Delivered key wins in the upsets over No. 5 Duke and No. 7 Kentucky, including a straight set victory over No. 97 Juan Pablo Murra... Went 11-14 overall in doubles matches, picking up Big Ten wins at Michigan and on Senior Day vs. Indiana... Was not able to compete in the postseason due to injury...Finished with 60 career singles victories and 31 career doubles victories...Second-Team Academic All-American...Took home the Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award for the second straight season... Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winner... Capital One Academic All-District Award winner... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... ITA Scholar Athlete.

    Junior 2011-12
    Garnered NCAA's Elite 89 Award for posting the highest GPA among all sophomores, juniors and seniors in the NCAA round of 16 ...Tied for second on the team with a career-high 25 singles victories, playing at Nos. 3 and 4 ... Earned the team's Chris Martin Fighting Illini Spirit Award and the Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award for securing the highest GPA among all male junior athletes at Illinois ... Ended the season ranked 15th regionally ... Clinched Illinois' 4-3 win over No. 17 Texas A&M at the No. 4 spot ... CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient ... ITA Scholar Athlete.

    Sophomore 2010-11
    Tallied a career-best 14 singles wins and eight in doubles ... Earned the Strength and Conditioning Award as voted on by his teammates, as well as the team's Scholar-Athlete Award...Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient ... ITA Scholar Athlete.

    Freshman 2009-10
    Went 9-4 overall and 4-1 in Big Ten matches playing mostly at Nos. 5 and 6 singles ... Claimed victories in six of his first seven collegiate matches ... Posted a 6-4 record in doubles ... Teamed with Dennis Nevolo to go 3-0 at the No. 3 position ... Received Most Improved Player award as voted on by teammates ... ITA Scholar-Athlete.

    Juniors / High School
    Was a member of the Tennis Club of Hauts de Nimes, France for three years ... Competed in 10 Futures tournaments in 2009.

    Personal
    Born Bruno Abdelnour on May 11, 1991 ... Son of Rene and Lamia Abdelnour ... Has two brothers, Marc, who played on the Florida Atlantic tennis team, and Carl ... Enjoys skiing and watching soccer, basketball and movies ... Plans on pursuing a professional tennis career after college.

    Career Statistics

    Singles Doubles
    Season Overall Big Ten Overall Big Ten
    2009-10 9-4 4-1 6-4 2-0
    2010-11 14-17 3-3 8-5 0-0
    2011-12 25-15 7-4 6-12 0-0
    2012-13 12-13 3-3 11-14 2-3
    Total 60-49 17-11 31-35 4-3

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