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Tulane's Women's Tennis Team Receives ITA Academic Award

TULANEGREENWAVE.COM Green Wave women's tennis registered an impressive showing in the classroom with a combined 3.453 GPA for the 2013-14 campaign.
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Green Wave women's tennis registered an impressive showing in the classroom with a combined 3.453 GPA for the 2013-14 campaign.
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July 13, 2014

New Orleans - The Tulane women's tennis team added one final important accolade for the 2013-14 campaign with its selection to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team after the Green Wave combined for a 3.453 grade point average on the year.

The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA member 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, or 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 2013 and spring 2014).

"I am absolutely thrilled with this award from the ITA acknowledging the incredible tenacity of our women's team in earning an All-Academic Team honor," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "We ask so much of our student-athletes daily on the court and knowing that they are equally as impressive in the classroom makes it so much more special. I am incredibly proud of this group of young women as they are definitely securing their future with this type of work ethic and accolades."

Three Green Wave players received ITA Scholar Athlete status, including senior Klara Vyskocilova and the sophomore duo of Jacqui Katz and Meredith Maltby.

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).

 

 

Five of Tulane's six-member roster posted a 3.0 GPA or higher with Maltby and Vyskocilova leading the way with a 3.793 GPA and a 3.754 GPA, respectively. Katz boasted a 3.629 GPA, while classmate Ipek Birol recorded a 3.484 GPA and junior Emily Dvorak was the fifth Green Wave above the 3.0 GPA with a 3.138 GPA.