Lied, Mullane Earn All-Big Ten Accolades
April 24, 2014
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Three members of the Michigan State men's tennis team were honored on Thursday, April 24, by the Big Ten as the conference announced its postseason awards list for 2014.
Senior Drew Lied was recognized as an All-Big Ten first team selection. This is Lied's second consecutive season being named All-Big Ten, as he was chosen to the All-Big Ten second team for the 2012-13 season. Lied becomes the 24th Spartan to be named All-Big Ten. The Brookfield, Wis., native also earned two weekly awards this season, being named Big Ten Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week on Jan. 14 and April 22. Lied finished the season with an 11-12 singles spring dual record and was 5-6 in Big Ten action.
Lied was one of 12 student-athletes selected to the first team.
Sophomore John Patrick Mullane was selected to the All-Big Ten second team. This is Mullane's first career recognition by the Big Ten. Mullane played primarily on the third singles court but was moved up to No. 2 late in the conference season. The White Lake, Mich., native completed the season with an 11-9 dual record and a 7-4 mark in Big Ten play. For his career, the sophomore is 15-5 in conference. Mullane was one of nine student-athletes selected to the first team.
Senior Aaron Pfister was recognized with the Sportsmanship Honoree award. One student-athlete from each of the 12 schools is honored. The student-athletes chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. This is the third straight year Pfister has received a year-end award from the Big Ten, as he was named an All-Big Ten first team selection in both 2012 and 2013. Pfister posted an 11-9 singles spring dual record and was 4-3 in conference play.
MEN'S TENNIS ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS
First-Team All-Big Ten
Second-Team All-Big Ten*
Unanimous selections in CAPS
SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES
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