Women’s Tennis Earns ITA Academic Recognition

Women’s Tennis Earns ITA Academic Recognition

Tempe, Ariz. – Lynn University's women's tennis team proved its athletic excellence with a national runner-up finish in 2017 and on Tuesday demonstrated its academic prowess by earning ITA All-Academic Team honors along with six ITA Scholar Athlete awards.

Grace Mpassy, Martin Gledacheva and Rosalie Willig all received their third consecutive selections with Carolina Cuevas earning recognition for the second consecutive year.  Tereza Hejlova and Stefanie Stemmer were newcomers to the team.

This marks the seventh consecutive year the team has earned ITA All-Academic Team accolades and is the fourth straight year with at least five individuals named Scholar-Athletes.

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 varsity letter winners were factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2016 and spring 2017).

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 through senior year).

Lynn was one of 88 Division II institutions to collect ITA All-Academic Team honors after posting a cumulative team GPA of 3.70.  Joining Lynn from the Sunshine State Conference is Barry, Florida Tech, Florida Southern, Nova Southeastern, Rollins, Saint Leo and Tampa.