July 11, 2014
NEW ORLEANS - For the fourth straight year, the Tulane men's tennis team has received Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) All-Academic team honor, while Takuma Ohashi and Iain Sneddon earned scholar-athlete honors, it was released by the ITA on Friday.
"This is a great honor for the guys and shows how hard they worked on and off the court this year," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "I'm grateful that they truly embrace the title of student-athlete and take pride in all they are doing here at Tulane."
Tulane's team GPA for the past year was a 3.233 to earn the team honor for the fourth straight season.
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 eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year.
Ohashi, a native of Auckland, New Zealand, was a senior on this past squad and earned a 3.669 GPA during the year and received a BA in political science this past May, while Sneddon, who hails from London, Ontario, compiled a 3.748 GPA during his junior year as a member of the Green Wave. Ohashi's honor is his fourth, while Sneddon collected the honor for the third time.
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a student-athlete must be a varsity letter winner, have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).