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Women's tennis earns ITA academic awards
Friday, July 17, 2015
By Mark McGee
Women's tennis earns ITA academic awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Four Lipscomb women’s tennis players – Lorena Djuknic, Laura Kent, Melissa Kromer and Deahna Welcher – have earned Scholar-Athlete status from the International Tennis Association (ITA).

The Lady Bisons tennis team earned an ITA All-Academic Team Award.

“As a program we take pride in the importance of academics and are thrilled to be an ITA All-Academic team,” Lipscomb women’s tennis coach Jamie Aid said. “The expectation of our girls is to have the willingness to work hard in the present... that could be at practice, in a match, chemistry lab, mission trip or an internship.

“Our staff is extremely proud of this group having above a 3.2 GPA. It shows a great amount of discipline.”

To qualify as an ITA All-Academic Team the players have to have at least a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale. The grading periods included fall of 2014 and spring of 2015.

ITA Scholar-Athletes have to be a varsity letter winner, have a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for the current academic year and have been enrolled at the school for at least two semesters.

“On an individual platform we had 50 percent of our girls maintain above a 3.5 GPA,” Aid said. “These four players being named ITA Scholar-Athletes is a great accomplishment. They should take great pride in the hard work they put in over this year.”