Northern Illinois tennis players Dor Amir and Frederic Cadieux doubled their honors this spring as the duo was named to the Mid-American Conference’s All-Academic squad, following their All-MAC honors at season’s end.
It is the first such award for both players and Northern Illinois’ first honor since 2010, when three-time selection Javier Bernabe earned his last award.
Amir, a sophomore from Tel Aviv, Israel, carries a 3.431 cumulative grade point average in business. This spring, Amir finished with a 19-5 record and completed the 2012-13 school year with a 26-10 mark. He sported an 8-2 record at No. 1 while also finishing 6-1 and 5-2 at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. Amir is a two-time first team All-MAC and All-Academic honoree. He was also an all-tournament selection this season after finishing 4-0 in singles and doubles.
Cadieux, also a sophomore business major, has a 3.778 GPA and raised it with his 3.8 average last fall. On the court the Verdun, Quebec, Canada native sported a 26-6 record in 2012-13 with a 21-4 clip in the spring.
Impressively, he finished 10-1 at No. 2, losing his only match in the MAC Championship final, and was 11-3 at No. 3. Already Cadieux sports a 51-10 record in his two seasons with the Huskies. He earned his first career All-MAC honor this season, collecting second team honors this year.
Northern Illinois finished 16-9 in 2013 and advanced the Mid-American Conference Championship as it defeated No. 1 seed Ball State, 4-2, in the semifinal. The Huskies dropped a close final match to Western Michigan that would have secured an NCAA Tournament automatic berth, 4-3. NIU won the MAC regular season championship in 2012.
Nominees must have a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade point average to be eligible for the team.