August 6, 2012
Women’s Tennis Earns Multiple Academic Honors From ITA
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG women's tennis team has been named a 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic team for NCAA Division I while five Spartan student-athletes were named ITA Scholar Athletes, it was announced Monday.
This marks the fifth straight season the UNCG women's tennis program has earned All-Academic Team accolades, dating back to the 2008 season. UNCG, under the direction of 14th
-year head coach Jeff Trivette
, is one of six Southern Conference schools to earn the team distinction, joining the College of Charleston, Elon, Furman, Georgia Southern and Chattanooga.
The five UNCG student-athletes honored as Scholar Athletes include Alex Whitehead
(Victoria, Australia/Star of the Sea College), Annette Rios
(Santa Ana, El Salvador/Liceo Latinoamericano), Lucy Dougherty
(Melbourne, Australia/Methodist Ladies College), Mikayla Rogers (Salem, Ore./Sprague) and Stephanie Falcon
Dougherty has earned ITA Scholar Athlete honors four times in her career while Whitehead has picked up the accoaldes three years in a row. Additionally, the women's tennis team placed seven members on the SoCon Academic Honor Roll this year with three members earning commissioner's medals.
The ITA All-Academic Team Award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All eligible student-athletes whose names appeared on the NCAA eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches, much average into the GPA for the current academic year (2011-12).
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a student-athletes must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letterwinner, 2.) have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters.
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