Thomson Becomes Program’s Fourth Academic All-American
Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina men’s tennis junior Connor Thomson has been named to the 2022-23 Men’s Tennis Academic All-America Second Team, College Sports Communicators announced on Wednesday. The junior graduated this semester with honors, achieving his degree in psychology.
The CSC Academic All-America Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom.
Thomson is no stranger to academic achievement, having twice been named an ITA Scholar-Athlete (2020, 2022) and three times been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll (2020, 2021, 2022). He was also named to the CSC Academic All-District Team.
As a team captain, Thomson led his squad to a 22-7 season and a trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals, the furthest that a South Carolina team has advanced since 1989. The team spent the entire 2023 season ranked in the top-10 and finished with a year-end ranking of No. 8, the highest final ranking since 1989.
Thomson led the team this season with a 35-7 singles record and a 27-9 doubles record and will be named an ITA All-American in both disciplines for earning a seed in both the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships. He finished with a year-end singles ranking of No. 17 and a doubles ranking of No. 1, becoming the first player in program history to be year-end No. 1.
The Glasgow, Scotland, native is just the fourth player in program history to be named an Academic All-American, most recently following Daniel Rodrigues who was named to the Second Team in 2022.
Thomson is one of just three SEC student-athletes to make the All-America Teams and the only player in the conference to make the Second Team.