July 26, 2012
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has recognized nine tennis squads from the Atlantic 10 as All-Academic Team selections. Additionally, 37 men and 40 women were named as individual Scholar-Athletes.
From the men's side, Charlotte, George Washington, Saint Joseph's University and Virginia Commonwealth University earned All-Academic Team Selections. The women's programs recognized were Charlotte, George Washington, St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph's University and Saint Louis University.
In one academic year, the Atlantic 10 almost doubled its number of individual Scholar-Athletes and earned two more All-Academic Team selections.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team GPA 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 2011 and spring 2012) for the team to be included.
For a student-athlete to be eligible for the ITA Scholar Athlete status, they must be a varsity letter winner, have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year).
2012 A-10 Men's Scholar-Athletes
Butler: Bradley DiCarlo, Zachary Ervin, Ruben Geeraert, Stephen McLoughlin, Samuel O'Neil, William Weldon, Austin Woldmoe
Charlotte: Evan Calott, Paul Cisti, Nathaniel Shanok, Alex Weber, Jack Williams
George Washington: Richard Blumenfeld, Leonardo Lapentti, Ulrik Thomsen, Alexander van Gils
St. Bonaventure: Trevor Haskell, Elliot Fanshel, Oscar Yanez
Saint Joseph's University: Devin Bostick, Paul Ganev, Jeff Kessler, Max Montague, Alex Veronis
Saint Louis University: Dave Welkener, Nishaad Balachandran, Drew Feder, Patrick Kella, Vuk Poledica
Virginia Commonwealth University: Alejandro Argente, Antione Baroz, Camill Salomon, Filip Svensson, AJ Stuart, Max Wennakoski
Xavier: Philip Diaz, Patrick Eichler
2012 A-10 Women's Scholar-Athletes
Butler: Angelina Qin, Ashley Breitenbach, Brittany Farmer, Cam Thompson, Gabrielle Rubenstein, Kahfii King, Katelyn Panawash, Laura Shull, Stephanie McLoughlin
Charlotte: Emmanuelle Briant, Lisa Grosselius, Dominica Nemec, Natsuko Takayanagi, Alexandra Zinn
George Washington: Jacqui Corba, Meg Tyner, Mimi Hamling
Massachusetts: Gabriella Jannotta, Julia Comas-Espona
Richmond: Melissa Kandinata, Elizabeth Sims
St. Bonaventure: Andrea Pavlovic, Kathryn Kvas, Manuela Marin, Riley Archer
Saint Joseph's University: Aurora Davis, Kate Dowd, Laurence Roy, Tara Walsh
Saint Louis University: Brooke Urzendowski, Jenny Nalepa, Mia Elmore, Stephanie Hollis
Virginia Commonwealth University: Alex Bara
Xavier: Allyson Westling, Andrea Wolf, Daniella Patton, Kathleen Pleiman, Marietta Maffey, Natalie Handler