The Wolf Pack's three selections were the second most by a school in the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC).
Three members of the Loyola University New Orleans men's tennis team were named 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Men's Tennis Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the national office earlier this week.
The talented trio of Anthony Zaleski (JR/Munster, Ind.), Steven Le (SR/Tustin, Calif.) and Maxime Rumeau (SO/Aix en Provence, France) joined 106 other student-athletes from across the country in receiving the award, which is given out to a student-athlete that maintains a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale while achieving junior academic status at their institution.
The Wolf Pack were one of just three schools out of the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) to have a student-athlete qualify for this prestigious award and Loyola's three honorees were second behind NAIA-leading Mobile's six selections for the most in the conference.
Majoring in biology/pre-med, this is Zaleski's second NAIA Men's Tennis Scholar-Athlete award of his career and he pairs this honor with a SSAC All-Academic team nod that he received earlier this season.
Rumeau had a standout season during 2016-17, leading the team with 10 wins at No. 2 doubles while tying for the most singles victories with six. Majoring in business marketing, he also earned SSAC All-Academic team and SSAC Musco Lighting Champions of Character team accolades at this year's conference banquet.
Senior anchor Le recently earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with Cum Laude distinction at last weekend's Loyola commencement ceremony. This is the second career tennis scholar-athlete award for Le and he adds this accolade to his SSAC All-Academic team award he earned in April.
On the court, Loyola had a banner year this past season. The Wolf Pack's eight wins were tied for the most in program history and the team received the most votes ever in the NAIA Top 25 Poll throughout the season.