WASHINGTON - The Catholic University of America men's tennis team was honored Tuesday by The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for its impressive performance as in the classroom during the 2017-18 academic year.
The Cardinals were one of 735 teams and 4,328 student-athletes across all five divisions of college tennis to be recognized for the 2018 ITA National All-Academic Awards for accumulating a team grade point average of 3.20 or above. The Cards surpassed that minimum and posted a team 3.49 GPA for the year to be honored as an ITA All-Academic Team.
In addition, seven members of the team landed individual honors with their selections as 2018 ITA Scholar-Athletes. Matthew Holtschneider, Jan Lasota, RJ Linz, Dom Mazzeo, Christian Papalambros, Brendan Rooney, and Ted Tiu all made the grade to receive the honor. They are among the fifty-two Landmark Conference student-athletes that achieved this status after posting at least a 3.5 GPA this past year.
All varsity letter winners were factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2017 and spring 2018). 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).
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