Newton and Segodo Exit PBA Men's Tennis Program as NCCAA All-Americans

Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID

Segodo (Left) and Newton (Right) Combined to Go 49-10 in Singles During the 2008 Season.Segodo (Left) and Newton (Right) Combined to Go 49-10 in Singles During the 2008 Season.

GREENVILLE, S.C.- While their collegiate tennis careers may be complete, the Palm Beach Atlantic University men’s tennis senior duo of Brock Newton and Paul Segodo certainly made their mark as two of the finest tennis players to compete in a Sailfish uniform.

For their efforts during 2008, the pair were named to the National Christian College Athletic Association All-American listing. With both players having spent time in the national NCAA individual rankings during their impressive careers, they also helped lead the PBA men’s tennis team to their first-ever appearance in the NCAA South Regional.

Ranked #23 in the latest NCAA Division II rankings, Newton brought home a handful of awards as he was awarded a place on the NCCAA All-American 1st Team while also being named to the Doubles 2nd Team with junior teammate John Tilton.

In addition to his on-court accomplishments, Newton was also honored at the NCCAA National Tournament as a Scholar-Athlete as well as awarded the Ministry Athlete award along with teammates Segodo, Tilton, and Lukas Colombo.

A native of Benin, Africa, Segodo rounded out his impressive four-year career at PBA as not only a highly-decorated tennis player but also a mentor and team captain to his younger teammates alongside Newton.  For his efforts, Segodo was named a NCCAA All-American 2nd Team selection.

While their accomplishments and different awards continue to pile up, the impact Brock Newton and Paul Segodo made on the PBA tennis program will not soon be forgotten.

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