Jimmy Bendeck, a former student-athlete from Baylor University, was honored by the NCAA as a Today’s Top 10. The Today’s Top 10 Awards provide the Association with the opportunity to honor 10 outstanding senior student-athletes of the preceding academic year.
The former Baylor men’s tennis captain won an Intercollegiate Tennis Association national championship in 2018 in doubles and earned All-America accolades in 2019. Bendeck’s team also won the 2019 Big 12 Conference championship. He has represented Honduras in international competition four times, including once in the 2017 World University Games and three times in the Davis Cup.
Bendeck also earned three ITA Scholar-Athlete honors and received 2019 second-team Google Cloud Academic All-America At-Large honors. In 2017, Bendeck received the NCAA Elite 90 Award, presented to the student-athlete competing at a championship site with the highest grade-point average.
In 2019, Bendeck was named the Big 12 Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year and received the Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, the Big 12 Conference’s highest academic honor. Bendeck also served two years as president of the Baylor Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and volunteered with organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics and the Salvation Army.