Montevallo women’s tennis earns ITA All-Academic Team honors

The Montevallo women's tennis team was recognized with an Intercollegiate Tennis Association NCAA DIvision II All-Academic team award for the 2014-15 season. (Contributed)

The Montevallo women’s tennis team was recognized with an Intercollegiate Tennis Association NCAA DIvision II All-Academic team award for the 2014-15 season. (Contributed)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The University of Montevallo women’s tennis team has been recognized with an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) NCAA Division II All-Academic Team award for the 2014-15 season and six team members were named Scholar Athletes by the association.

Montevallo was one of 57 NCAA Division II women’s programs to earn the All-Academic Team award, which included four Peach Belt Conference teams.  The Falcons’ six ITA Scholar Athletes were the most of among Peach Belt Conference teams.

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 eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year.

Six members of the Montevallo roster were honored as ITA Scholar Athletes, with Anais Robert, Juanita Ossa, Liucija Smaizyte, Meagan Stevens, Nikola Polcerova and Octavia Saunders each earning Scholar Athlete recognition.

In order to be eligible to be an ITA Scholar Athlete, a player must be a varsity letter winner, have a GPA of at least 3.50 and been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters.