Senior Rick Warren Named To GTE Academic All-America Team :: Sooner named to first team; advances to national ballot. Senior Rick Warren Named To GTE Academic All-America Team




Rick Warren, a management information systems major, was named to the GTE Academic All-America team.

May 22, 2000

NORMAN, Okla. - University of Oklahoma senior tennis player Rick Warren was selected to the 2000 GTE Academic All-District VI University Men's At-Large First Team by CoSIDA this afternoon. Warren joins nine other student athletes on the first team list. The athletes selected to the first team will now advance to the GTE Academic All-America University Division Men's At-Large Team national ballot which will be announced on June 13.

A major in management information systems, Warren boasts a 3.92 grade point average and was recently one of two Sooners named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team. It was the fourth time Warren earned academic all-conference honors.

The senior from Austin, Texas has received other accolades during his career at OU including being named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Scholar and a two-time Phillips 66 Classroom Champion. Warren is also a three-time member of OU's ITA Academic All-American Team.

"This is obviously a true honor for Rick," said Oklahoma Head Coach Paul Lockwood. "He has worked tremendously hard these past four years both on and off the court and this certainly caps off what has been an outstanding career for him at the University of Oklahoma."

Warren produced an overall winnning record of 15-14 in singles action this season playing primarily at the No. 5 position. When paired with fellow senior Charlie Roberson, the duo recorded an overall mark of 20-14 at the No. 1 doubles position. The pair were given an automatic bid to compete in this year's NCAA Doubles Championship Tournament which begins play on Thursday, May 25 in Athens, Georgia.