NCAC Tennis Teams & Players Earn Academic Accolades From ITA
The North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) was well represented on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) 2012 All-Academic Achievements lists. Eight NCAC teams were named ITA All-Academic Squads, while 37 NCAC student-athletes earned ITA Scholar-Athlete distinctions.
Five NCAC women's squads earned All-Academic laurels, including Allegheny, DePauw, Kenyon, Oberlin and Wooster, while Allegheny, Kenyon and Oberlin collected the honor on the men's side.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA 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/NJCAA/CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2011 and spring 2012).
Of the 37 NCAC student-athletes named to the ITA Scholar-Athlete list, 23 were females and 14 were males.
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).