Student-Athletes with GPAs of 3.7 or Higher Earn Special Recognition
Basketball, Gymnastics Standouts Take Home Prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor
Illini receive No. 4 seed and first-round bye in B1G Tournament
Stephen Hoh and Bruno Abdelnour honored before match
Seniors Stephen Hoh and Bruno Abdelnour to be honored
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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