The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its 2019 Academic Awards. In all, All-Academic honors were awarded to 940 teams and thousands of scholar-athletes across all five divisions of college tennis were honored. The LaGrange men earned their second straight ITA All-Academic Team award. The Panthers were the only team in the USA South conference for the second year in a row to receive the honor.
"I'm very proud of this team and the success they had on the court and in the classroom," said Coach Matt Donnett. "Juggling a full academic calendar with the rigors of playing a collegiate sport for two semesters is very demanding."
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).
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).