Golden Eagles Announce Award Winners at Team Banquet

April 29, 2009

Milwaukee - The Marquette University men's tennis team recognized four individuals for their respective efforts during the 2008-09 campaign at the team's annual award banquet this week.

Junior Dusan Medan was tabbed the Most Valuable Performer for the second-straight season, senior Trent Hagan earned the Coaches Attitude Award, junior Mark Rutherford garnered the Academic Award and newcomer Jonathan Schwerin claimed the Most Improved Player Award.

Medan, a junior from Nis, Serbia, topped the roster with 31 overall singles wins this season. He finished 31-9 overall, including an impressive 20-6 record in dual competition. He currently owns an 11-match winning streak and didn't drop a single set during that run.

Hagan, a senior from Alpharetta, Ga., has been the squad's No. 1 player each of his four seasons at Marquette. He posted an overall singles record of 21-14 in 2008-09, including a 14-8 mark in dual competition. His accolade recognizes the team member with the best work ethic, both on and off the court.

Rutherford, recognized for his efforts in the classroom, finished with a 26-11 record in singles action this season and accounted for a total of 27 MU victories in doubles action. He owns an overall grade-point-average of 3.51 while majoring in finance and business economics. He minors in criminology/law studies and has collected three semesters with a GPA of 3.5-or-better.

Schwerin, who collected 22 singles victories in his debut campaign, saw a majority of his dual match action at the No. 6 position. He did play as high as the No. 3 spot and also teamed up with Rutherford to post an 18-9 mark in doubles matchups.

Each of the honorees was selected based on a vote conducted by each of the players, as well as the coaching staff. MU finished with a 17-9 overall record in 2008-09 and claimed sixth place in the BIG EAST Conference Championship.




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