From Case Western Reserve University Athletics
Case Western Reserve University senior men's tennis player CJ Krimbill was selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Division III At-Large First Team for his athletic and academic achievements over his career as a Spartan.
This was the second time over his career that Krimbill was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America team. He was a second team selection following the 2014 campaign.
The Academic All-America honor is the fifth earned by a member of the CWRU men's tennis team in the program's history. In addition to Krimbill's two career awards, James Drougas was a first team selection in both 1984 and 1985, and Scott Ameduri earned a second team honor in 1996. Krimbill the sixth CWRU athlete to be named an Academic All-American this season, and the 92nd in the history of Case Western Reserve athletics.
Krimbill teamed with senior Louis Stuerke to reach the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Doubles Championships, as the duo ended the year ranked third in Division III. He also made it to the round of 16 of the NCAA singles draw, and was ranked 11th in the final Oracle/ ITA National Poll. Krimbill set school single-season records for singles and doubles wins during the year, going 30-6 individually and 33-6 in doubles play.
Krimbill earned All-American honors for his singles and doubles play during the year, and ended his career as a four-time singles All-American and a three-time doubles All-American. He was the 2015 UAA Most Valuable Player, and is the only player in CWRU history to earn All-UAA singles recognition all four years of his career, including a second team berth this year. He is a three-time All-UAA doubles honoree as well, claiming a spot on the first team with Stuerke earlier this season.
Academically, as a Chemical Engineering major, Krimbill has recorded a 3.93 cumulative grade point average. He was named to the UAA Presidents' Scholar-Athlete Team in 2015, and is slated to earn the honor again this year, as well as claiming Academic All-District honors for the second time in his career. In addition, he has earned UAA All-Academic honors each of his three eligible seasons.
Men's sports represented on the 'At-Large' team include fencing, women's field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
The Case Western Reserve men's tennis team recently completed one of the most successful seasons in the program's history, finishing the year with a school-record tying 22-8 mark and reaching the third round of the NCAA Championships. The Spartans were ranked as high as fifth in Division III during the season, and ended the year ranked eighth in the country and fourth in the Central Region.