Women?s Tennis Named 2009 ITA All-Academic Team
STATESBORO, GA – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released the ITA All-Academic Teams for 2009 and the Georgia Southern women’s tennis team was named to the list for Division I women’s athletics. This marks the second time Georgia Southern received the accolade in head coach Amy Bonner’s reign as the team earned the award in 2004; Georgia Southern also earned the award in 2003.
To receive the accolade, an ITA program must have a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or higher (on a 4.00 scale) for the academic year. All student-athletes who are NCAA eligible and have appeared in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the academic year, which included the fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters.
The women’s tennis team earned a cumulative GPA of 3.58 for the 2008-09 academic year. In addition, for the spring 2009 semester, seven Eagles individually sported a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Christine Caforio (Acworth, Ga.) and Emma Knight (Duluth, Ga.) each earned a GPA above a 3.0, while Ali Beavers (Kingsport, Tenn.), Molly Maddox (Rome, Ga.) and Melanie Rolle (Gainesville, Fla.) were named to the Dean’s List for sporting a GPA between 3.5-3.99. In addition, the Eagles placed two representatives on the President’s List as Shea Huxtable (Winter Springs, Fla.) and Kristi Kegerreis (Fairfax, Va.) both earned a perfect 4.0 GPA during the semester.
“I am very proud of our team for achieving the All-Academic Team Award through the ITA,” said Bonner. “Academic success is a priority of ours and it shows the commitment of our team to not only be winners on the court but in the classroom as well. The entire team contributed to this and it’s great for them to be recognized for their hard work.”
- Category: Women's Tennis
- Published on Tuesday, 11 August 2009 13:16