The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougar tennis team received the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team award for the second time in as many years under head coach Adam Albertsen.
“I am extremely proud of our team as well as these five individuals. They work tremendously hard in the classroom and always push for greatness as student-athletes,” Albertsen said.
The Cougars finished the spring season with a 3.689 grade point average (GPA). The Cougars also had a 9-2 record before the season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.
To be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete, a player must have a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for the current academic year.
In order to be named an ITA All-Academic Team, programs must meet the following requirements; have a team grade point average of 3.2 or above on a 4.0 scale and all varsity letter winners should be factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year.
The ITA is the governing body of college tennis, overseeing men’s and women’s varsity tennis at all levels – NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College.