1999 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame Class
Micheal Tebbutt is the first NAU tennis player to be inducted into the NAU Athletics Hall of Fame. It is fitting that it's so, because Tebbutt put NAU tennis on the map by becoming the first tennis All-American from the Mountain Campus when he reached the quarterfinals of the 1992 NCAA Championships. A year earlier, as a freshman, he became the first Lumberjack to qualify for the NCAA Championships. He was named most valuable player of the Big Sky conference twice while winning two league singles titles during his career and was ranked as high as second in the nation among collegians, which is still the best ranking by any NAU or Big Sky Conference player. He posted a strong career singles mark of 93-30 and won the Big Sky Conference doubles title twice. A native of Sydney, Australia, Tebbutt is now playing professionally on the ATP Tour.