June 26, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut men's tennis team has earned academic distinction for the 2014 spring semester after finishing the school year with the highest team GPA mark of all UConn spring programs. The women's tennis team finished with the second-highest GPA, giving the tennis program a clean sweep in academics.
The men's team is led by Michael Louis, who will be entering his second season at the helm in the fall for the Huskies. Louis' team, led by rising seniors Jacob Spreyer (Denver, Co.), Joshua Palmer (Dalton, Pa.), Wayne Harrell (East Windsor, Conn.), and Peter Surovic (Czech Republic), helped the tennis squad earn a total GPA of 3.369.
"We have an outstanding group of student-athletes here at UCONN. They all acknowledge their responsibilities to both academic and athletic goals," said Louis. "I am very proud of the effort both tennis teams put forth this past spring semester in the classroom. This is an incredible recognition of the hard work and commitment our student-athletes made to represent the University."
The women's team also achieved in the classroom this past semester, earning a 3.315 team GPA for the spring and offering tennis as an example of athletic and academic balance. Rising seniors Natalie Robson (Copley, Ohio.) and Maxene Weinberg (Marietta, Ga.) will provide the playing experience for the team when action starts in the fall.
"It is an incredible accomplishment to have both the men's and women's teams recognized as having the two highest team GPA's for the spring semester," said women's coach and 21-year UConn veteran Glenn Marshall. "I am so proud of them for bringing this positive story to our University and athletic department."