BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced their academic awards for the 2015-16 season, and the King University women's tennis team was named an ITA All-Academic Team and two individuals were selected Scholar-Athletes. On the men's side, five Tornado were named ITA Scholar Athletes.
The Tornado women earn ITA All-Academic Team recognition for the fourth time in the last five years. King earned the distinction three straight years from 2012-14. This year, the Tornado posted a team GPA of 3.26 and were led by ITA Scholar Athletes Marianne Hull and Catherine Vezey. Hull carries a 3.90 GPA while Vezey is at 3.96.
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 2014 and spring 2015).
On the men's side, Luis Delgado, Daniel Kovalchick, Ankith Madasani, Moritz Poswiat and Jannis Walter were all named ITA Scholar Athletes. Poswiat headlines this group as he was selected the Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year for men's tennis and carries a GPA of 3.99. Delgado has a GPA of 3.93 while Kovalchick is at 3.77. Madasani and Walter round out the group with GPAs of 3.78 and 3.77, respectively.
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).