April 17, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- Former Georgia men’s tennis player and two-time All-SEC selection Sadio Doumbia was honored Wednesday by the prestigious Terry College of Business at the school’s annual Honors Day ceremony on campus.
Doumbia received the Leverett Excellence Award and was recognized as part of the 2012-13 “Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges” class, which included just 14 UGA students.
The Leverett Excellence Award is presented annually by the Terry Risk Management & Insurance program. Named for E.J. Leverett, the program’s founder, the award is given to outstanding graduating seniors on the basis of their grades and service to the school. Terry’s Risk Management & Insurance program is currently ranked No. 2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
“We’re really proud of Sadio,” said men’s tennis head coach Manuel Diaz. “This comes as no surprise. Sadio is a young man who exhibits such great qualities. He has a tremendous work ethic, is very conscientious and intelligent, and has success written all over him. He continues to make us proud and this is just a tribute to all of his hard work.”
Following his senior season in 2011-12, Doumbia traveled to Oxford in the United Kingdom for a study abroad program with teammate Wil Spencer, where he concurrently completed an internship with the world-renowned Lloyd’s of London insurance company. Doumbia will graduate from UGA and Terry College in May with bachelors of business administration degrees in Risk Management & Insurance and Finance, as well as a minor in mathematics.
Doumbia transferred to Georgia after playing two seasons at Auburn Montgomery of the NAIA, and went on to win a total of 91 collegiate matches including a 33-16 record as a senior for the NCAA quarterfinalist Bulldogs. His senior season saw him reach the NCAA singles tournament round of 32 and end with an ITA national singles ranking of No. 36. He earned second team All-SEC honors in each of his two seasons at Georgia.
Academically, Doumbia earned a place on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll in 2011 and 2012, and was named a 2012 ITA Scholar-Athlete.