GREENSBORO, N.C. – Four Spartans were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athletes, while UNCG's women's team was one of 109 at the Division I level to be named an ITA All-Academic Team, the organization announced recently.
Redshirt senior Mikayla Rogers, redshirt sophomore Lucy Dougherty, sophomore Alex Whitehead and freshman Devon Sutherland were honored individually for the Spartans for the 2011 season. Rogers earned the award for the fourth time in her career, with the first two coming during her time at Minnesota, while Dougherty took the distinction for the third time in her career. Whitehead was honored for the second straight season.
In order to earn ITA Scholar Athlete status, a student-athlete must 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 her present school for at least two semesters (including freshman through senior years).
UNCG took the team award for the fourth straight season.
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 2010 and spring 2011).
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