Stockton, Calif. – Senior men's tennis player Sem Verbeek has been selected as the Tigers' Competitor of the Month for April. Only nine student-athletes earn the distinction every year in Pacific Athletics and Verbeek is the first to earn the honor for a second time during the 2015-16 academic year. The Competitor of the Month award is given each month to a Pacific athlete who demonstrates unusual or remarkable competitive effort, focus, and discipline.
Sem had an incredible senior season culminating in a perfect final month of competition during which the Tiger ace went a perfect 10-0 in competition. Overall, Sem went undefeated in WCC play and was named the conference's Player of the Year after finishing an amazing 19-2 in singles play as Pacific's No. 1. During the month, Sem showed off his grit and character as he played through verbal abuse, questionable ethics, and extremely poor sportsmanship directed towards him from the opposition.
His work rate and attitude proved to be second to none when it comes to Pacific student athletes and he showed to be an incredible representative of the university. In addition to his play, Sem has posted a 3.94 GPA and finished as the top student in his major of Sports Medicine. For his outstanding work, Sem was named the Amos Alonzo Staff Scholar Athlete Award winner for the year which was given to him during Pacific's Hall of Fame ceremony that took place on April 23.
Sem previously took home comptitor of the month honors in January.