Flynn Garners MIAA Men’s Tennis Honors

Flynn Garners MIAA Men’s Tennis Honors

ANGOLA, IND. – Senior Victor Flynn (Grosse Pointe, Mich. / Grosse Pointe South) has been named the Lawrence Green Scholar-Athlete Award and to the All-MIAA men's tennis second-team.

Flynn anchored the lineup for the Thunder competing in both the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. He finished the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) portion of the schedule with a 4-3 record in both singles and doubles as Trine made the MIAA tournament for the first time since the field was narrowed in 2012.

The Lawrence Green Scholar-Athlete Award is based on academic performance in memory of the late Lawrence "Doc" Green, physical educator, athletic trainer and coach at Hope College. Flynn is just the second student-athlete from Trine to win the award, the only other being Michael Whitton in 2005.

"Victor is one of the most outstanding student-athletes I have had the honor of coaching," said head coach Erin Kolar, "His leadership and fierce competitiveness coupled with his drive to succeed in the classroom really make him stand out. He is a class act on and off the courts and has made a huge difference for Trine Tennis. He is a true ambassador of the sport and Trine University and will be sorely missed next year."

Trine finished the regular season 7-11 overall and 3-4 in the MIAA. They will compete as the No. 4 seed in the upcoming MIAA Tournament. The Thunder travel to Calvin College on Thursday, May 3, for the first round, with the match set to start at 4:00 p.m.