July 12, 2012
NEW ORLEANS - For the second straight year the Tulane men's tennis team was recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for its academic success as well as having four members of the squad earn scholar-athlete honors, it was announced by the ITA earlier in the week.
Tulane juniors Etham Frenkel and Coby Kramer-Golinkoff, sophomore Takuma Ohashi and freshman Iain Sneddon were each named scholar-athletes by the ITA. Frenkel has a 3.846 GPA as a chemistry major, Kramer-Golinkoff has a 3.511 GPA in business finance, Ohashi owns a 3.703 GPA in political ecomony, while Sneddon has a 3.823 GPA in history.
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a student-athlete 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).
Frenkel, Kramer-Golinkoff and Ohashi received the honor for the second straight year.
The 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 (including fall 2011 and spring 2012).
As a team, Tulane collected a 3.407 GPA.
This is also the second straight year Tulane has earned the team honor.