Apr 19, 2014 11:00 AM by Jordan Mason
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - (GoThunderWolves.com - April 18, 2014) - Colorado State University-Pueblo senior Saul Shrom (Sr., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) has been named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's Summit Award recipient for men's tennis. He received his award prior to the Pack's opening round match at the RMAC Tournament, Friday morning here at Colorado Mesa University's Elliott Tennis Center.
The award which was first given by the conference during the 2012-13 academic year, is given to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average participating at the finals sites for each of the RMAC's championships. All GPAs are based on a straight grading scale to ensure consistency among institutions. Any tie is broken by the number of credits completed. Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and competing at the championship.
Shrom is a senior from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He holds a 3.99 GPA and is majoring in psychology.
He received the "Spank" Blasing Award at CSU-Pueblo's Student-Athlete Awards Banquet, given to the top male student-athlete in the department. Shrom was a CoSIDA Academic All-District (At Large Sports) and Academic All-RMAC (Honor Roll) pick in 2013.
He was a member of the inaugural Brechler Award winning squad in 2013, a squad that the highest GPA of any team (any sport in the RMAC) last year.
Shrom was a Second Team All-RMAC performer in doubles last year and has been the Pack's No. 1 singles player all spring. He has also teamed with Emir Machado (Fr., Caracas, Venezuela) to play in the No. 1 doubles spot. That partnership is 8-9 overall and 2-3 in RMAC play and has an 8-8 record in the No. 1 spot.
In singles, Shorm is currently ranked 14th in the ITA's South Central Regional Rankings.