|Lewis Women's Tennis claims ITA All-Academic Team honors for second-straight year
Published: July 10, 2012.
For the second-straight year, the Lewis University women's tennis squad has earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team honors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.62 following the 2011-12 school year.
The Flyers were one of three Great Lakes Valley Conference squads on the list, joining both Drury and Missouri-St. Louis.
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/NAIA/NJCAA/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 2011 and spring 2012).
Six out of the seven student-athletes on the women's tennis roster were named ITA Scholar-Athletes, including Katie Hargrove (O'Fallon, Ill./O'Fallon), Zsofia Kranczicki (Eger, Hungary/Szilagyi Erzsebet Gimnazium es Kollegium), Zsofia Lanstiak (Budapest, Hungary/Karinthy Frigyes Gimnazium), Brianna Markgraf (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic), Kendra Mills (Elmhurst, Ill./York) and Kylen Mills (Elmhurst, Ill./York).
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).
"It is perfect way to cap off such a great season by being honored for our excellence in the classroom," Lewis head women's tennis coach Brett Bridel said. "I could not be more proud of what our ladies accomplished this year."
Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 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 ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.