June 24, 2015
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame men’s tennis student-athletes Quentin Monaghan and Dougie Barnard have been named to the 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men’s Tennis Team, the conference office announced today.
Monaghan, a rising senior from Chatham, New Jersey, put together a standout season atop the Fighting Irish singles lineup, earning first team All-ACC recognition and ITA All-America status. He completed the season ranked No. 7 nationally after advancing to the NCAA DI Singles Championship semifinal, both of which put him in esteemed company. His final ranking was the third-highest final ranking in program history, while he became the first Irish player to advance to the semifinal since the team and individual championships separated in 1977. A management consulting major, Monaghan is making his second appearance on the all-academic roster.
Barnard graduated in May with a degrees in Peace Studies and Theology after earning the most playing time of his career. Playing primarily No. 3 doubles alongside Monaghan, the Indianapolis native amassed a 13-5 dual doubles record (7-4 with Monaghan), and earned his first career dual singles win over Matt Wagner of Boston College.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his or her academic career.
Joanne Norell, Media Relations Assistant