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Ferris State's Jan Koupil Earns Academic All-America First Team Honors For Second-Straight Year

Ferris State's Jan Koupil Earns Academic All-America First Team Honors For Second-Straight Year

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Big Rapids, Mich. - For the second consecutive year, Ferris State University men's tennis standout Jan Koupil (Stockholm, Sweden) has been honored as a College Sports Communicators Academic All-America First Team selection.

Koupil, who helped lead the Bulldogs to the 2024 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Regular Season and Tournament Championships, was among six Division II standouts tabbed to the All-America First Team squad. Eight others were chosen as second-team recipients with four named to the third-team squad.

A first-team All-GLIAC honoree this spring, Koupil posted a 17-12 overall doubles record during the 2023-24 campaign and went 16-7 in singles action while playing at or near the top of the FSU lineup. Koupil was ranked in the top 12 nationally in doubles play and advanced to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Cup National Small College Championships last fall. The two-time GLIAC Commissioner's Award honoree earned first-team all-conference honors in doubles play and second-team mention in singles action this year. He also claimed GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team honors for the fourth year in a row.

Nominations for the All-America team were made by sports information directors from across the country and all student-athletes must carry at least a 3.50 overall grade point average to be eligible to earn Academic All-America laurels. Koupil was tabbed as an academic all-district recipient before being voted as one of the Academic All-America performers.

This season represented the Bulldogs' 27th all-time NCAA Division II Tournament appearance, including the ninth year in a row. FSU captured the GLIAC Regular-Season Championship this campaign with a perfect 6-0 record in league play before beating Wayne State 4-3 in the conference tournament championship on a clinching win from Koupil in three-set fashion at four singles.