IU Women's Tennis Team Earns ITA All-Academic Honors
July 11, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its 2014 All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes this week and Indiana women's tennis was well represented. The Hoosiers earned the team recognition as a whole, but what is more impressive is that every single member of the IU roster was recognized as ITA Scholar-Athletes for 2013-14 individually.
Indiana was one of just two schools nationally that had 10 or more players recognized by the ITA as Scholar-Athletes. IU's Carolyn Chupa, Kayla Fujimoto, Sophie Garre, Paula Gutierrez, Alecia Kauss, Mary Beth King, Katie Klyczek, Shannon Murdy, Gabrielle Rubenstein and Kim Schmider were all honored by the ITA.
"I am very proud of the entire team for being named ITA Scholar-Athletes," said head coach Lin Loring. "Our program takes the academic side of being a student-athlete very seriously. The hard work these ladies put in off the court shows every year, and this year was no different."
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA member 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 eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2013 and spring 2014).
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: be a varsity letter winner, 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 2 semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).
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