FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas women’s tennis team has been honored as an ITA All-Academic team for the sixth consecutive year, dating back to 2015.
“The Intercollegiate Tennis Association is proud to announce the 2020 ITA Division I Female Athlete-Athletes and All-Academic Teams,” the association announced on Monday. “Academia is a key aspect of the college tennis experience. College tennis players add to the rich intellectual community found on college campuses across the country.
Four female tennis student-athletes have also been recognized as varsity athletes: Jackie Carr, Myrna Olaya, Kelly Keller and Laura Rijkers. Carr won the award for the fourth year in a row and only joins Peyton Jennings (2015-2018) and Shweth Prabakar (2016-2019) among the Razorbacks to do so.
“Our student-athletes continue to exceed expectations in the classroom and on the field,” said the ITA. “In 2020, 1,430 Division I student-athletes were named ITA athlete-scholars and 244 women’s tennis programs received the All-Academic Team honor.”
To be nominated as an ITA athlete-scholarship holder, the following conditions must be met: have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a scale of 4.00) for the current academic year, be registered on the institution’s eligibility form. To be named an ITA All-Academic Team, programs must meet the following requirements: Have a Team GPA of 3.2 or higher (on a scale of 4.00), all included student-athletes must be listed on the institution’s eligibility form, and all scholarship recipients must count towards the team’s cumulative average for the current academic year.
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