Three Named ITA Scholar-Athletes|
Francisco Zambon earned his first selection to the ITA Scholar-Athlete list.
July 24, 2014
It is the first time since 2008 that the Red Raiders have landed three student-athletes on the list. With the three new honorees, Texas Tech has now had 17 total student-athletes earn the honor and 15 since 2005.
Big 12 Conference schools represented 13 of the 485 honors handed out - Baylor (2), Oklahoma (1), Oklahoma State (4), Texas (3) and Texas Tech (3).
Texas Tech was also one of 76 schools to earn the ITA All-Academic Team honor. It is third time in program history that Texas Tech has received the honor, earning it in 2005 and 2008. The Red Raiders were just one of three Big 12 schools to earn the honor, joining Baylor and Oklahoma State.
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).
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 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).