Hoosiers' Academic Success Honored by the ITA
Aug. 11, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's tennis team was named an All-Academic squad for the fourth consecutive year as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) on Aug. 10. Additionally, six Hoosiers garnered the ITA's Scholar-Athlete Award.
"We expected our team to have a high GPA," Indiana head coach Lin Loring said. "Coach Azcui and I stress academics when we recruit, and we stress it during the season as well. I have to admit, what this team has accomplished academically is really amazing."
For the fourth time in as many years the Hoosiers were tabbed an All-Academic team by the association. To be selected as an All-Academic squad, the team must have a combined grade point average a 3.2 or higher. The 2006 Hoosiers boasted a combined GPA of 3.56 for the year. More impressively, Indiana's team GPA for the spring competition season was a 3.7.
"I've been here 29 years, and I don't ever remember a team having a 3.7 GPA," Loring said. "The `student' really does exist in student-athlete. All of IU sports fans should take pride in this team's accomplishments in the classroom and on the court."
Individually, six Hoosiers earned ITA Scholar-Athlete Awards. Seniors Laura McGaffigan and Cecile Perton, juniors Brianna Williams and Nikki Hein and sophomores Sigrid Fischer and Stephanie Heller earned individual academic awards for having over a 3.5 GPA for the school year. Additionally, the entire Hoosier roster boasted GPAs of 3.0 or higher during 2005-06.
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