The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced that Lewis University has earned the ITA All-Academic Team award, given to women's tennis teams with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above for the 2012-13 school year.
The Flyers, who are one of six Great Lakes Valley Conference squads to earn the honor, checked in with a cumulative GPA of 3.50. Juniors Zsofia Lanstiak (Budapest, Hungary/Karinthy Frigyes Gimnazium), Kendra Mills (Elmhurst, Ill./York) and freshman Jill Wetmore (Ottawa, Ill./Ottawa) each claimed ITA Scholar-Athlete accolades with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above.
Lanstiak, a 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Division II Women's At-Large Second Team selection, is a psychology major and had a 3.64 cumulative GPA for the 2012-13 school year. Mills, a computer graphic design major, had a 3.94 cumuatlive GPA. Wetmore, an air traffic control major, had a perfect 4.0 GPA in 2012-13.
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).
"I am proud of the women's team for what they have accomplished on the tennis court without sacrificing academic success in the classroom," Lewis head women's tennis coach Brett Bridel said.
Lewis opens the 2013 Fall campaign on September 6th, as they head to St. Louis to participate in the Billiken Invitational, hosted by Saint Louis.
Lewis University is a Catholic University in the Lasallian tradition, offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.
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