SKILLMAN, N.J. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released their 2012 ITA All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes on Friday (July 13) and both Ashford University tennis teams, along with six individuals, have been recognized for their work in the classroom last season.
The AU men's squad was one of 17 teams to garner ITA All-Academic Team accolades while the women's team joined 20 other teams from around the NAIA on the association's list. In addition, men's tennis student-athletes, Jake Dunn and Moises Hernandez, joined women's tennis players Anastasia Dabiza, Andreina Guedez, Theresa Stumpf and Sara Vach as ITA Scholar-Athletes for the 2011-12 academic season.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average (GPA) of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NAIA eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year.
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria:
1.) a varsity letter winner
2.) hold a GPA 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).
About the ITA
The ITA is the governing body of college tennis, overseeing men's and women's varsity tennis at NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College levels.
Comprised of nearly 1,700 men's and women's coaches representing over 1,200 institutions across the country from all three NCAA Divisions, as well as the NAIA and Junior and Community Colleges, the ITA oversees activities involving over 15,000 varsity college student-athletes. In addition to ITA collegiate coach members, the ITA welcomes collegiate varsity players, junior players, corporate, and affiliated membership of alumni, associate, college parents, conferences & associations, international federations, junior family and professional.