April 16, 2013
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Mike Garabedian
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Senior Jorge Blasco of the UCF Men's Tennis team was named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team on Tuesday morning. This marks the first time in program history, a player has been tabbed with the honor.
Blasco is one of five male student-athletes on the list, which includes 10 members overall. Minimum requirements include a 3.2 GPA and having competed in at least 75 percent of their team's scheduled matches.
The native of Alicante, Spain is seeking his master's degree in the rigorous Civil Engineering program at UCF. He is the only member on the list that boasts a perfect 4.0 GPA.
The senior has helped the Knights to a 10-9 record on the season and has claimed 14 individual wins, all at the No. 1 singles position. He has also knocked off two nationally ranked opponents, No. 96 Moritz Buerchner of North Florida and No. 71 Derek Siddiqui of No. 36 San Diego State.
This is the ninth career award for the senior. He was named to the All-Conference Second Team last season after registering 11-wins and defeating two ranked opponents all at the No. 1 position.
Other accolades include a three-time C-USA Commissioner's Academic medal recipient, three-time C-USA Academic Honor Roll recipient and 2012 ITA Scholar Athlete.
Blasco will lead the Knights when they battle ECU Thursday at 2 p.m. EDT, as part of the first round of the Conference USA Championship held in Memphis, Tenn.