BOISE, Idaho Boise State University men’s tennis player Luke Shields was named to the 2007 Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American singles team, becoming the first Bronco to earn All-American honors three times.
Shields also earned All-American status in 2005 in both singles and doubles at the NCAA Championships. He is also the first member of Boise State to earn multiple All-American honors in singles.
To earn All-American status, a collegiate tennis player must be a top 16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championship, reach the round of 16 in the NCAA Singles Championship or finish the season in the top 20 of the final FILA Rankings.
Shields entered the NCAA Singles Championship ranked No. 9-16, locking up his All-American award prior to the start of the singles competition. In the first round, Shields knocked off Michigan State’s Nick Rinks to advance. In the second round, Shields was forced to retire with an injury in the second set to end his run in the NCAA Singles Championship.
The junior finished the season ranked No. 13, according to the ITA, with a 35-7 record in singles and was named the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Year.