Academy Alumnus Has Winning Season

By December 22, 2014Alumni

Adam Reeb, an alumnus of the Academy, had a successful tennis season as Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach at McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill. Reeb graduated from the Academy with honors in 2010 with a masters in sports science.

Reeb was named the new head coach of the McKendree Bearcats’ men’s and women’s tennis programs in May 2013. During the 2013-2014 season, the men’s team boasted 19-7, taking fourth place at the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Tournament and qualified for the NCAA Division II Tennis Championships. This was the first time in McKendree University history to qualify for a national tournament. The men’s team also ranked 6th in the Midwest Region and 50th in the nation. In addition, the men’s team received 1 ITA All-Academic Team nomination, 9 ITA Scholar-Athlete nominees, 1 GLVC Team Academic All-Conference nomination, and 12 GLVC Academic All-Conference nominees last year.

The women’s team was also proud to record 18 wins and only 6 losses in addition to being the top academic team overall in the GLVC conference. This past 2013-2014 season, the women’s team had 1 ITA All-Academic Team nomination, 10 ITA Scholar-Athlete nominees, 1 GLVC Team Academic All-Conference nomination, and 10 GLVC Academic All-Conference nominees last year.

A native of Belleville, Ill., Reeb played collegiate tennis at Saint Louis University and was a co-captain during his junior and senior seasons. He finished his career in 2009 ranked seventh in career doubles wins for the Billikens, and was named the team’s Most Improved Player during his junior season after leading the team in both doubles winning percentage and overall winning percentage. Reeb graduated summa cum laude from Saint Louis University in 2009 with a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in leadership and change management.

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