Women's Tennis: Team earns second straight ITA Division III All-Academic Award

Women's Tennis: Team earns second straight ITA Division III All-Academic Award

The LaGrange women's tennis team earned its second straight Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team award. Seniors Blake Alford and Caroline Brashier were named ITA Scholar-Athletes.

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 eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2012 and spring 2013).

The Panther women posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.341 for the 2013-14 academic year. The Panthers were the only USA South Athletic Conference team garnering ITA All-Academic Team status.

Alford and Brashier, both Education majors, were ITA Scholar-Athletes for the second straight year. Brashier finished with a 3.875 GPA, while Alford posted a 3.802 average. Both players were also on the USA South All-Academic squad.

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).