BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight year, King University men's tennis player Moritz Poswiat garnered College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American honors, earning first team recognition this year. Poswiat becomes the second Tornado to earn CoSIDA Academic All-American honors twice in his career, and the first men's tennis player.
Poswiat joins Hannah Witt as the only student-athletes in King history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-American honors twice. Witt earned CoSIDA Academic All-American recognition in women's cross country and track & field, garnering third team honors in 2012-13 and second team honors in 2013-14.
A season ago, Poswiat was selected second team CoSIDA Academic All-America, and this season he earned first team recognition. He becomes the third Tornado to earn first team honors, joining women's volleyball player Kelsey Griffitts and men's tennis player Rodrigo Avila, both earning the distinction in 2013-14.
The native of Wuppertal, Germany graduated as a double major in accounting and finance, carrying a 3.99 GPA. Earlier this spring, Poswiat was selected Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) /Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award. He has been selected academic All-Conference Carolinas and garnered Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year for men's tennis each of the last two seasons.
In his career at King, Poswiat was selected All-Conference Carolinas three times, including being named to the all-conference doubles team this year. During his senior campaign, the senior went 15-9 in doubles play while going 10-10 in singles play. In his career, Poswiat owns a 59-31 record in singles play and 52-40 mark in doubles competition.
The CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large program is eligible for the following sports, women's beach volleyball, women's bowling, women's crew/rowing, men's and women's fencing, women's field hockey, men's and women's golf, men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's rifle, men's and women's skiing, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's tennis, men's volleyball, men's and women's water polo and men's wrestling.