Bryan Bartunek Named Verizon Academic All-American
On Saturday afternoon, at halftime of the Baldwin Wallace University versus Muskingum College football game, the College will honor 2002 Verizon Academic All-America student-athlete and tennis player Bryan Bartunek of Warren, Ohio.
Bryan Bartunek graduated last spring as one of the best tennis players ever to grace the courts at BW. He also is following in a tradition of outstanding student-athlete/ tennis players at BW. Bryan will be joined on campus and at the presentation by his parents, Richard and Cynthia Bartunek of Warren, and Yellow Jacket Head Coach and former 1989 Academic All-American Brian Rector.
Bryan Bartunek graduated with a 3.68 grade point average and was a Dean's List student and member of the Alpha Lambda Honor Society. He was a member of the BW Honors Program and a representative of Wellness House on campus. In addition, Bryan played an instrument in the BW Jazz Ensamble, served as a volunteer at the YMCA Work Camp, was a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Circle K and the Big Brothers and Sisters of America Program. He was also a member of the Financial Management Association and was the 2002 April OAC "Scholar-Athlete of the Month" Award winner.
On the tennis court, Bryan ended his career with a 58-5 career record in singles and had an unbelievable .873 winning percentage. He also combined in doubles play, playing for four years mostly with fellow 2002 graduate Ryan Burdick, to compile a 57-21 mark. As a sophomore in 2000, Bryan completed an undefeated, 24-0 season, won an OAC title and was named as the OAC's Mark Lenssen Most Valuable Player Award winner.
"Bryan is very deserving of this recognition," said Rector. "This is an award and n honor that he has worked hard to achieve. Bryan had good role models and friends in tennis. Two years ago, Bryan attended the ceremony for Joseph "Josh" Myers when he received his Academic All-America award. He wanted to receive the same award and worked toward that dream and goal. Now it is a reality. I am very proud of Bryan and all of his hard work. He is a fine young man and a great representative of Baldwin Wallace University."