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Women's Tennis Earns All-Academic Team Honor



Aug. 25, 2009

LUBBOCK, TX - The Texas Tech women's tennis team earned the All-Academic Team honor from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as announced recently. The Lady Raiders were one of four Big 12 squads to earn team recognition and the only Big 12 school to place five individuals on the individual scholar-athlete list.

To be eligible for the ITA All-Academic Team award a squad must have 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 2008 and spring 2009).

Big 12 schools placed 15 student-athletes on the ITA Scholar-Athlete's list with five Lady Raiders earning academic honors.

Kerryn Potgieter, Kelsy Garland, and Natalie Leitch joined recent Texas Tech graduates Samantha van der Drift and Kyla Coleman as ITA scholar-athletes.

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).

To see the complete list of All-Academic teams and Scholar-Athletes follow the link:



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