SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The Lawrence Technological (Mich.) University women's tennis team was named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team following the program's success off the court in 2015-16, the ITA national office announced on Thursday.
The Blue Devils (3.21 GPA) were one of 21 NAIA programs to receive the ITA All-Academic Team honor as over 4,000 student-athletes earned ITA Scholar-Athlete Honors from NCAA Division I to Division III, Junior Colleges, and NAIA.
Within the team, Brittany Schmidt (JR/Richmond, Mich.) earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honor with her success off the court.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All varsity letter winners should be factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2015 and spring 2016).
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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