ITA recognizes tennis teams for academics; eight Blazers honored

ITA recognizes tennis teams for academics; eight Blazers honored

TEMPE, Ariz. - Both the Hood College men's and women's tennis teams earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association Academic Team awards, while eight Blazers were named ITA Scholar Athletes. 

Both the men's and women's teams placed four Blazers on the ITA Scholar Athlete list. Alex Sexton is the only repeat recipient from Hood. He has earned the honor for the third straight year. 

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 should be 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).

ITA Scholar-Athletes

  • Michael Brady
  • Ben DeLeo
  • Jorden Hahn
  • Alex Sexton
  • Kara Conway
  • Jennifer Slick
  • Sophie Smith
  • Skylar Wright
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