Central Christian College’s Mark Gayer has been named to the Nation Christian College Athletic Association’s All-American team for the second straight year.
Gayer, Central Christian’s No. 1 singles and doubles player, has been named to the NCCAA’s All-American team as a Second Team selection.
In a shortened season due to inclement weather, Gayer still had an outstanding year. He finished the season 10-5 at the No. 1 singles line.
He started the season 0-1 and then reeled off nine wins in a row. He struggled a little down the stretch, but that was largely due to some pretty outstanding competition to finish the year.
In doubles, he and his partner Dylon Neal started the season 1-3 and then went on a run to finish the season at 10-5.
“I’m extremely proud of Mark’s accomplishments,” Central coach Jeremy Nelson said. “Coming out of high school, he was highly regarded for his doubles play, but because of his work ethic, he has turned into a very good singles player while still being an exceptional doubles player.
“This is a great achievement for Mark personally but it also reflects well on our program as a whole.”
Gayer is a junior communications major from McPherson. He is the son of Tamara and legendary McPherson High School coach Doug Gayer.
The Tigers finished the 2013 season with a record of 6-7. After an 0-4 start, Central Christan rattled off four straight wins, including a season sweep of Oklahoma Wesleyan University.