Elgort Named First Team Capital One Academic All-District
May 23, 2012
BALTIMORE, MD - Johns Hopkins men's tennis senior Warren Elgorthas been named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District At-Large First Team. This is Elgort's third straight academic all-district selection and his first turn on first team. He will now on to the Academic All-America ballot with the national team scheduled to be announced on June 5. Elgort is the first player in program history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors three times.
The District II region in includes Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island and West Virginia. The be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade point average and be a starter or significant reserve. The Men's At-Large Team consists of athletes from the following sports: fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleybal, water polo and wrestling.
Elgort is a co-captain for the Blue Jays and helped them to the best season in program history in 2012. Hopkins went 19-5 this season, tied a school-record with 15 straight wins, won their sixth straight and seventh overall Centennial Conference title and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time in program history. In his career, Elgort led Hopkins to four conference titles, a 36-match conference win streak, four NCAA Sweet 16s and a 75-19 record. He earned All-Centennial Conference honors three times in singles and twice in doubles.
Elgort boasts a career singles record of 64-26 (.711) and a doubles record of 61-25 (.709). He ranks third in school history in singles wins and fifth in doubles. For his career, Elgort has a combined record of 125-51 (.710), ranking him fifth in JHU history in total wins. He and classmate Jacob Barnabyhave been selected to the NCAA Doubles Championship, Elgort's first selection to the championship. The pair is currently ranked third in the Atlantic South in doubles by the ITA.
In the classroom, Elgort is majoring in writing seminars and has a cumulative GPA of 3.55. Off the court, he volunteers with Writers in Baltimore Schools, teaching a weekly writing class in an after school program at The Barclay Elementary School, located in Baltimore City. Twice a week, Elgort also teaches hour-long writing classes at Roland Park Middle School to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at the top of their class. He has also worked as a tennis pro at Triangle Tennis Club in Southampton, NY. Elgort has a strong interest in film production and in July 2011, he directed and edited a short film on mental tennis expert, philosopher and author Happy Bhalla. In August 2010, he worked as a videographer for Ardea Arts, Inc., providing video support for a series of performances by a non-profit opera company in New York, NY.