|| Greg Hirshman
Fight Like Mom: Hirshman Reaches High (Chronicle of Higher Education - May 23, 2011)
Energetic Hirshman Gets It Done Without Style Points (www.gostanford.com - May 2, 2011)
2010-11: NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient ... Pac-10 All-Academic First Team selection ... NCAA Elite 88 Award winner, presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 88 championships ... contributed an overall record of 18-7, despite battling injury late in the year ... 14-4 in duals, including an 11-4 mark at the No. 5 spot ... 4-3 in tournament matches ... 2-2 against nationally-ranked opponents ... 4-2 in three-set matches ... reached round of 16 at the Sherwood Cup in mid-January ... 1-5 in doubles, playing with four different partners.
2009-10: Pac-10 All-Academic First Team selection ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... NCAA Elite 88 Award winner, presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 88 championships ... enjoyed a breakthrough season, finishing with career-high records of 25-8 (overall) and 19-3 (duals) ... posted a 15-1 mark at the No. 6 spot, pacing Stanford to a 22-1 record at that position of the lineup ... 8-4 against Pac-10 opponents ... 13-0 in home matches ... 3-1 in three-set matches ... pieced together a nine-match winning streak from Jan. 23-Mar. 3 ... during the fall season, reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Northwest Regional Championships ...played doubles with three different partners, compiling a 6-3 ledger.
2008-09: Pac-10 All-Academic First Team selection ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... finished the year with a 16-7 overall record ... posted a 10-4 mark in duals with a 6-2 record at the No. 5 spot and a 4-2 mark at the No. 6 position ... reached the semifinals of the invitational division at the Pac-10 Singles Championship ... registered a season-high five-match winning streak during the month of April ... concluded the fall season with a 3-1 record, including a round of 32 appearance at the ITA Regional Championships.
2007-08: ITA Scholar-Athlete ...finished 20-14 overall in singles ... 13-7 in dual matches with a 5-2 mark at the No. 5 spot and a 6-5 record at the No. 6 position ... went 11-3 in singles from Feb. 22 until the final dual match of the season against California on Apr. 19 ... made an impressive rookie debut, reaching the finals of the ITA Regional Championships with teammate Richard Wire before losing in an all-Stanford final to Blake Muller and Ted Kelly ... later in the summer, won the men's open singles at the Triton Classic in San Diego ... also worked as a research assistant to former Hoover Institution senior fellow and New York Times bestseller author Dinesh D'Souza.
Prior to Stanford: Named San Diego Tennis Player of the Year in 2006 ... in 2005, won doubles in the Southern California sectional ... reached the semifinals of the 2005 Winter Super Nationals in Phoenix in the B18's and also reached the quarterfinals in 2006 ... played as the No. 3 singles player for Southern California in the U.S. Junior Davis Cup and went undefeated ... placed third at National Open Championships in Balboa Park, Calif. ... a semifinalist at the Claremont Wild Card Tournament for the Claremont Futures ... finished ranked No. 16 in B16's and No. 10 in B18's ... featured in the movie "Unstrung", a film about seven junior tennis players that debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Personal: Parents are Barbara and Paul Hirshman ... valedictorian of his class at La Jolla Country Day School ... placed second in the California State Science Fair ... founded the newspaper "The Cardinal Principle", a campus newspaper featuring political viewpoints from students designed to stimulate debate and encourage awareness of all issues ... enjoys math, politics, news and sports.