For the fifth year in a row, the LaGrange College women's Intercollegiate Tennis All-Academic Team award. The team had four selected earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status: Jenna Eppes, Elizabeth Knott, Betsy Markham, Denney Meigs. The women were one of three teams to earn the honor from the USA South.
On the men's side, John Mitchell Benton and Lance Shealy were ITA Scholar-Athletes. Benton and Shealy were the only men from the USA South to earn the honor.
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 2016 and spring 2017).
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).