Jan. 31, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Senior Chris Helliar of the UAB men’s tennis team is the UAB Student-Athlete of the Week, as announced on Friday. The UAB Student-Athlete of the Week recognizes Blazer student-athletes who standout on and off their respective fields of play.
Helliar owned a 16-2 record in the fall in singles play to vault him into the ITA National Rankings. The Bournemouth, England native was ranked No. 88 in the country in the latest rankings. He was also named the Conference USA Tennis Athlete of the Month in September 2013.
Off the court, Helliar excels in the classroom, as well. The history major holds a 3.21 cumulative GPA. Last year, he earned Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll accolades.
Helliar and the Blazers’ men’s tennis team host Jacksonville State and North Alabama on Sunday, Feb. 2 in its first home matches of the 2014 season.
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