Following a succesful senior season on the tennis court, it turns out Baylor men’s tennis standout Jimmy Bendeck was also taking care of business in the classroom.
On Friday, Bendeck was named a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) second-team academic All-American.
Bendeck, a double major in finance and entrepreneurship & corporate innovation, finished with a 3.91 cumulative GPA at Baylor.
Bendeck finished his singles career with a 77-40 overall record and a 77-39 doubles record in four seasons at Baylor. He helped the Bears reach the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament this season.
BU duo to compete at USATF Under-20 Championships
On the heels of a pair of successful freshman seasons, Baylor track and field’s Matthew Moorer and Alyssa Miller will represent the Bears at the USA Track and Field Under-20 Outdoor Championships this weekend.
The meet will be Saturday and Sunday at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Fla.
Moorer will compete in the 400-meter dash, while Miller will take part in the high jump. Both were All-Big 12 performers for the Bears during the outdoor season.
A’s pitcher Montas suspended 80 games
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A season full of All-Star potential for Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas was drastically cut short Friday when Major League Baseball suspended him 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
Montas pitched well Thursday night and is 9-2 with a 2.70 ERA in 15 starts, a big reason the A’s are 40-36.
The 26-year-old righty could return for the final week of the season. But the penalty makes him ineligible for the All-Star Game and postseason play this year, and he’ll lose about half of his $560,000 salary.