May 15, 2014

Riley earns Academic All-District

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Grove City College junior men's tennis player Peter Riley (Woodbury, Pa./Northern Bedford) earned First Team Academic All-District Men's At-Large recognition from Capital One and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) through voting by the region's sports information directors.

As a First Team selection, Riley now advances to the nationwide CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot. The Men's At-Large Academic All-America squad will be announced in June.

Riley helped lead Grove City to the Presidents' Athletic Conference title April 25-26 in Erie, Pa., by winning the championship at both first singles and first doubles. As first singles champion, Riley earned the conference's Player of the Year award. He also won the conference's Player of the Year honor in 2012 as a freshman after prevailing at first singles.

This spring, Riley posted a 12-1 record at first singles and an 11-2 mark while teamed with classmate Colby Beighey (Fombell, Pa./Riverside) and first doubles. Riley owns a 35-8 career singles record and a 36-10 career doubles record.

In the classroom, Riley has compiled a 3.56 cumulative grade-point average while majoring in both French and English. He is a Dean's List student and has been named to the conference's Academic Honor Roll.

The men's at-large program includes athletes from the following sports: fencing, golf, ice hockey, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling.

The 2013-14 academic year marks the third year that CoSIDA has based its Academic All-America program on individual divisions within college athletics. Currently, CoSIDA honors student-athletes in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, along with a "College" division that includes NAIA institutions and junior colleges.

Grove City is now part of District IV for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program. District IV includes all of the NCAA Division III programs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade-point average and be a starter or significant reserve.

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