Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior Matt Arant was named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Men's Tennis All-District VI Team, it was announced by the College of Sports Information Directors of America Thursday.
Arant, a native of Georgetown, Texas, was one of only two American Southwest Conference players to make the men’s team. Arant, who owns a career 4-3 doubles record, posted two wins in doubles play this season. Arant teamed with Michael Skimbo for a dominating 8-1 win over John Brown University March 15. During his time at Ozarks, Arant has been a member of the Residence Hall Association, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Student Foundation Board and Student Government Association.
A History/Literature/Sociology major, Arant is a two-time member of the ASC All-Academic Team and has been on the Dean’s List and President’s List.
The Capital One Academic All-District VI Men’s Tennis Team, formerly known as the ESPN Academic All-District Team, for the college division recognizes outstanding NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and NAIA student-athletes from the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
To be eligible for Academic All-America honors, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for their career. Freshmen are not eligible.