Author: Dan O’Connell (Director of Athletics Media Relations,Towson University)/Nick Birkey
Posted: Monday, June 03, 2013 at 3:27 PM
TOWSON, Md. — A pair of tennis standouts, sophomore Nicolas
Pinones-Haltenhoff of the University of
Auburn at Montgomery and senior Ashlan Allison of Olivet Nazarene University,
headline the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division men’s and
women’s at-large teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors
of America (CoSIDA).
The Capital One College Division Academic All-America® men’s
and women’s at-large teams are comprised
of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions. The at-large team for the Capital One
Academic All-America® program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics,
ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo for
both men and women; bowling, crew and field hockey for women; and volleyball
and wrestling for men.
Pinones-Haltenhoff, a biology major with a perfect 4.00
G.P.A., led Auburn-Montgomery to a runner-up finish at the NAIA Men’s Tennis
National Championship Tournament. A first team NAIA All-American, the
Barcelona, Spain native played No. 1 singles and No. 3 doubles for the
Warhawks. He won both of his matches in the 5-4 championship match loss to
Embry-Riddle (Fla.) University. He won his singles match 7-5, 6-1 and posted an
8-4 win in doubles.
Pinones-Haltenhoff ended the season with a 21-1 record in
singles play, including an 18-1 mark at the No. 1 position. He was 21-2 in
doubles play and led Auburn Montgomery to a 21-4 overall record.
A social work and business (concentration in marketing and
not-for-profit) double major with a perfect
4.00 G.P.A., Allison led Olivet Nazarene (18-9) to the Chicagoland
Collegiate Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament tennis titles and
a berth in the NAIA National Championship. The Anderson, Ind., native posted a
19-6 singles record and a doubles record of 20-13.
Allison received the Intercollegiate Tennis Association/NAIA
Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship and the NAIA
Scholar-Athlete Award in 2013. She has traveled abroad on mission trips to
Guatemala and Haiti and participated in several mission trips within the United
States, including a relief trip to aid Hurricane Katrina victims. Allison has
also been very active in her community by volunteering at church, local
schools, nursing homes, independent living locations, the United Way, and
helped with various projects through her school’s business club.