Seven athletes honored as ITA All-Academic Team honorees
Relive 2011-2012 seasons for all 35 Stanford sports.
Honors and awards for the 2011-12 season
A History major, Thacher sports a 3.91 GPA
Thursday's ceremony was held at Burnham Pavilion
2011-12: All-American in doubles ... Toyo Tires Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete Award recipient ... All-Pac-12 Second Team selection ... Pac-12 All-Academic First Team honoree ... ITA Scholar Athlete ... ITA National Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship, becoming the third player in school history to win the prestigious award ... ITA Northwest Region Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award recipient ... 22-14 overall in singles and 13-9 in duals (7-3 at the No. 1 spot, 6-6 at the No. 2 position) ... earned a final No. 31 national singles ranking ... 4-3 in three-set matches ... 4-3 against conference opponents ... 6-9 versus nationally-ranked opponents ... provided the clinching point in three matches ... participated in NCAA Singles Championship, dropping his first-round match ... ITA Northwest Regional Championships singles champion, collecting the first singles title of his career ... highest-ranked opponent he defeated was No. 15 Alex Musialek of Kentucky, prevailing 6-1, 7-5 in the NCAA Championships round of 16 ... in doubles, produced an overall record of 32-11 and 20-9 in duals ... in doubles with Bradley Klahn, compiled a 19-3 record overall and was 11-2 in duals ... duo earned a final No. 9 national ranking and advanced to quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships ... Thacher and Klahn won the Pacific Coast Doubles crown in March, defending last year's title and earning seventh career doubles championship ... first tandem to capture back-to-back titles at the historic tournament since former Stanford standouts Jared Palmer and Jonathan Stark accomplished the feat in 1990-91.
2010-11: All-American in doubles ... All-Pac-10 Second Team honoree ... Pac-10 All-Academic First Team selection ... ITA Scholar Athlete ... dropped opening round match of the NCAA Singles Championship in a tough three-setter to Ohio State's Blaz Rola ... earned a final national singles ranking of No. 38 ... chalked up an overall record of 26-15 ... 15-10 in duals, compiling a 14-10 ledger at the No. 2 position ... 11-5 in tournament matches ... 11-11 against nationally-ranked opponents ... 2-6 in three-set matches ... won season-best five straight matches to open the year ... advanced to quarterfinals of the ITA Northwest Regional Championships ... in doubles, partnered exclusively with Bradley Klahn for team-best records overall (43-8) and in duals (19-3), while finishing 16-7 against nationally-ranked foes ... Klahn and Thacher earned a final national doubles ranking of No. 4 ... duo was named Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year ... runner-up finish at NCAA Doubles Championships, falling in the title match to Texas A&M's Jeff Dadamo and Austin Krajicek 7-6 (4), 6-3 ... first Stanford doubles team to reach NCAA Doubles Championships final since 2004 ... pocketed three tournament doubles titles during the year (Pacific Coast Doubles, Sherwood Cup and ITA National Indoor Championships consolation) ... nearly captured a fourth title, reaching semifinals of the Pac-10 Championships ... registered two lengthy winning streaks during the year, winning 15 in a row from Nov. 4-Feb. 19 and Mar. 4-Apr. 29.
2009-10: All-American in doubles ... All-Pac-10 First Team selection ... Pac-10 All-Academic First Team ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... finished season with a national singles ranking of No. 83 ... notched a 26-8 overall record and 19-4 mark in duals ... 6-0 at the No. 2 spot and 12-4 at the No. 3 position ... 12-4 against Pac-10 foes ... 7-6 versus nationally-ranked opponents ... 11-1 in home matches ... 5-3 in three-set matches ... won a season-high eight consecutive matches from Apr. 6-23 ... reached the semifinals of the Pac-10 Championships ... advanced to the quarterfinals of the Sherwood Cup ... highest-ranking victory was a 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-3 win over No. 51 Haythem Abid of UCLA in the round of 16 at the NCAA Championships ... partnered exclusively with Bradley Klahn in doubles, as the duo finished 40-8 overall, 17-3 in duals, 14-5 against Pac-10 opponents, 13-6 against nationally-ranked foes and 11-0 in home matches ... received a final national ranking of No. 4 and reached the semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships ... Stanford's top duo lost back-to-back contests only once and recorded winning streaks of 10 and 11 matches, respectively ... the dominant pairing claimed two doubles titles on the year, taking home the hardware at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships and ITA National Indoor Championships.
2008-09: All-Pac-10 Second Team selection ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... finished 20-9 overall ... 19-7 in dual matches with records of 7-2 at the No. 2 spot and 9-4 at the No. 3 position ... 5-5 versus nationally-ranked opponents ... highest-ranked victory was a 6-2, 6-2 win over No. 63 Joseph Burkhardt of Florida ... won 10 of his last 12 matches to close out the year, including a season-best eight-match winning streak during the month of April ... won his only singles match of the fall season, a 6-3, 7-6 (6) victory over Andreas Weber of Hawai'i in his first career match ... posted a 21-9 record in doubles, playing with five different partners ... in doubles, teamed with Bradley Klahn for a final No. 28 national ranking and an 11-4 record (7-4 duals) ... the duo also claimed the Pac-10 doubles title, knocking off UCLA's Michael Look and Eugen Brazdil 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2).
Prior to Stanford: During the summer of 2009, was honored with the Bill Talbert Sportsmanship Award ... achieved his career-high USTA singles rank of No. 1 in both the B16s and B18s ... also was the Tennis Recruiting Networks' top-ranked singles player from the class of 2008 ... won 46 consecutive matches in Boys 18s USTA National and Southern California Open Tournaments from Oct. 21, 2006 to April 15, 2007 ... finalist in singles and took third place in doubles at the 2008 B18s USTA National Championships ... a member of the team that took first at the 2008 B18s National Team Championships, where he went 2-1 in both singles and doubles at the No. 1 position ... finalist in singles at the 2007 B18s USTA National Championships ... member of the team that took first at the 2007 B18s National Team Championships, where he went 2-2 singles and 1-3 in doubles at the No. 1 position ... took first in singles and was a finalist in doubles in the 2006 B18s Winter National Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... awarded the USTA's Dr. Allan B. Stowe Sportsmanship Award in 2008 ... named the 2008 Carlson Award winner at Harvard-Westlake High school (given to the school's top male athlete) ... an Evelyn Houseman Junior Sportsmanship Award winner in 2007, the Southern California Tennis Association's top award for junior players ... the Southern California Tennis Association Boys Player of the Year in 2006-2007 ... National High School Tennis All-American in 2006 and 2007 ... a two-time Los Angeles Daily News Singles Player of the Year from 2006-07 and All-Area doubles player in 2005.
Personal: Parents are Michael and Rhonda Thacher ... has one older brother, Bret, who played tennis at Williams College and was an All-American during his junior year ... a National Merit Scholar and National AP Scholar ... graduated from Harvard-Westlake High School cum laude in 2008 ... received Harvard-Westlake's Bishops Medal for male student who most excels in academics, athletics, and school life ... a member of the National Spanish Language Honor Society.