LAS CRUCES, N.M. (May 20)-New Mexico State men’s tennis player Jim Brouleau earned Capital One Academic All-District VI first team honors, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced.
Brouleau is an at-large selection and now qualifies for the All-America honor. A
“It’s not surprising,” head coach Carlos Vargas. “Jim was as good a student as he was a player. Ever since he got here, he has been able to take care of his academics and that’s especially hard being on the road. We had many late night returns and coming back tired to the hotel, and I would see him get his work done and he was very responsible. He never lost focus of the importance of getting his work done even when we were traveling and competing as much as we did.”
In his final season, Brouleau helped the Aggies to a 14-7 overall record, which is the best record since the 2000 season. NM State finished in second place at the WAC Championships, also a program-best finish.
Brouleau played most of the season in the No. 2 spot, going 17-4 during the spring. No Aggie won more singles matches at any particular spot in the lineup than Brouleau did by winning 16 matches in the No. 2 spot. The 2010-11 season was his fourth season playing in the Aggie lineup. Overall, Brouleau accumulated over 90 singles wins and over 70 doubles matches. He was named the WAC Player of the Week for April 18-25 to cap off the regular season. Brouleau was also a second team All-WAC selection for both singles and doubles.