Men’s Tennis Honored

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 2nd, 2014


Tim Goranson and Rodrigo Schaefer (top row). John Bertram and Josh Barnard (bottom row).

Tim Goranson and Rodrigo Schaefer (top row). John Bertram and Josh Barnard (bottom row).

Though its season has come to an end, Westmont Men’s Tennis continues to receive a number of awards. Senior Tim Goranson of Falkenberg, Sweden was named to the NAIA All-American first team. Goranson posted a singles record of 16-3 this season and a doubles record of 17-3.

Seniors Rodrigo Schaefer of Florianopolis, Brazil and John Bertram of Melbourne, Australia, along with junior Joshua Barnard of Glendora received NAIA All-American honorable mention recognition.

The Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table also acknowledged Goranson, naming him the Collegiate Men’s Tennis Player of the Year at their annual Hall of Fame Banquet.

Goranson, Schaefer and Barnard were also named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American’s. The ITA national honors are awarded to those who finish in ITA singles-players top-20 ranking or doubles-players top-10.

Additionally, Bertram was named to the first team of the 2014 Capital One Academic All-American┬« Men’s At-Large Team in the College Division. In addition to tennis, the at-large division includes athletes from swimming, wrestling, golf and volleyball.

Only 10 individuals nationwide are selected for this prestigious and highly competitive award that is administered by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Bertram was chosen for his success both on the tennis court and in the classroom. On the court, he was 13-8 in singles play and 16-3 in doubles. Bertram is a chemical physics major with a 3.89 GPA.

Bertram and Barnard were also honored as both NAIA and Golden State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes. Barnard, who holds a 3.53 GPA as a kinesiology major, was also honored for his character when he represented Westmont men’s tennis as a Champion of Character Award recipient.