SKILLMAN, N.J. – Six UNCG women's tennis student-athletes have received academic awards from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).
Valerie Behr, Lucy Dougherty, Jessica Eblen, Mikayla Rogers, Arielle VonStrolley and Alex Whitehead all earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status from the ITA this week. UNCG was one of eight teams nationally to have six or more student-athletes earn All-Academic honors, joining Brown, Cornell, Creighton, Hartford, Rutgers, S.F. Austin, and UNC Wilmington.
The Spartans also earned a team academic award from the ITA, making them one of 37 Division I schools to do so. 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 appear on the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2009 and spring 2010).
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: be a varsity letterwinner; have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year; and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters (including freshman through senior years).
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