Alexander van Gils
Five Colonials Tabbed ITA Scholar-Athletes
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Annual GW Commencement on National Mall Punctuates Collegiate Experience
Freshman Danil Zelenkov Named Conference Most Outstanding Rookie Performer
The Top Student-Athletes, Teams and Moments for 2012-13 Recognized at Annual Awards Show
GW vs. George Mason (3.30.2013)
GW vs. St. John's (4.06.2013) photo by Nick Wass
2012 Men's Tennis Atlantic 10 Championship
George Washington v Radford
2011-12: Served as co-captain his junior season...Named to Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team...Helped GW to its second straight Atlantic 10 title by going undefeated in No. 3 singles play...Posted an overall singles record of 17-10 and an overall doubles mark of 22-7...Competed primarily at the No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles positions...Won first five doubles matches of season with partner Ulrik Thomsen...Went on ten-match doubles winning streak that spanned from March 18-April 13......Posted a six-match No. 3 singles winning streak from March 11-30...Helped GW upset No. 73 Radford with a No. 2 doubles victory...Named to GW's Athletics Department Academic Dean's List...Named to Spring 2012 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2010-11: Played hard in the fall, going 11-3 in tournament singles and 8-5 in doubles with Christopher Kushma...Picked up fall doubles victories over No. 43 Cornell, No. 73 Harvard and No. 63 Princeton...At No. 2 spring doubles, posted a 16-9 doubles record with Kushma, going 6-1 against Atlantic 10 opponents...Went 11-9 in spring singles, with a 5-1 record against A-10 opponents...Helped the Colonials win the 2011 Atlantic 10 Championship, posting a 5-0 record in doubles and singles...In the first round of the 2011 NCAA Men's Tennis Championship, fell at No. 1 doubles, and singles match went unfinished...Named to the 2011 Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team.
2009-10: At Indiana, played at the No. 6 spot for the Hoosiers in his freshman spring season, compiling an 8-4-1 record...Defeated players from nationally ranked teams, No. 66 Illinois State, No. 75 Cleveland State and No. 70 UCF...Posted a 5-4 record at No. 3 doubles.
High School: During his prep career, was ranked in the top 8 in the Netherlands of four different age groups (12, 14, 16, 18) prior to moving to Germany at 16...Won Munich titles in 2008 and 2009 in the 18 and under...Won the Landesliga men's tennis competition in 2008...Reached international rank of No. 231 by the International Tennis Federation.
Personal: Born Alexander Johannes Josef Peter van Gils on February 16, 1991, in Apeldoorn, Netherlands...Son of Martina and Johannes van Gils...Has one brother, Tobias...Majoring in international affairs...Hobbies include playing soccer, as well as playing table-tennis, field hockey and basketball.