2015 ITA All-Academic Teams and Scholar Athletes
STORRS, Conn. – The UConn men’s and women’s tennis programs have been recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as 2015 All-Academic teams for achieving a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above. In addition, six student-athletes garnered ITA Scholar-Athlete honors for achieving a grade point average of 3.50 or higher for the academic year.
“I am extremely pleased that both of our tennis teams have been recognized as All-Academic teams by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association,” stated Director of Tennis Glenn Marshall. “This is a great example of how well the teams balance their time between academics and athletics. In addition, we had several ITA Scholar-Athletes nominated individually as well. I am very proud of both teams of how well they represent our program, athletic department, and University every day.”
For the women, graduated senior Maxene Weinberg (Marietta, Ga.) and Shea Flanagan (Overland Park, Kans.) were honored with ITA Scholar-Athlete accolades. On the men’s side, graduates Joshua Palmer (Dalton, Pa.) and Peter Surovic (Czech Republic), Andrew Ginzberg (Woodbridge, Conn.) and Jacob Spreyer (Denver, Colo.) took home the honor as well.
"I'm very proud of the hard work each member of this team demonstrates each year as student-athletes,” commented head men’s tennis coach Michael Louis. “Andrew, Peter, Josh and Jacob have set the academic example for their teammates with their individual achievements. As a team, each member should be very proud of their accomplishments, as we have been recognized as an ITA All-Academic Team for 2015."
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any 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, NAIA or Junior/Community College eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2014 and spring 2015).
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 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 2 semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).