Women's Tennis Named ITA All-Academic Team
July 25, 2011
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech women's tennis team was named an ITA All-Academic team and four members of the team earned scholar athlete honors announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
The Lady Raiders tennis team is one of six from the Big 12 named an All-Academic team. It is the fourth-straight season the women's tennis team has been award the ITA honor. The squad finished the season at 18-8 and 704 in Big 12 play. It is the most wins in a season since 1987.
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).
Four Lady Raiders, Samantha Adams, Lorena Aviles, Kelsy Garland and Caroline Starck were all named ITA Scholar Athletes. It is the fourth-straight year that Garland has been recognized and first for Adams, Aviles and Starck.
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).