August 13, 2013

Concordia Tennis Programs Earn ITA All-Academic Recognition

Skillman, N.J. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its annual All-Academic Team awards and All-Scholar-Athlete awards as both tennis programs at Concordia received recognition. Both teams earned the prestigious award for the second consecutive year while 10 individual awards were earned by the Clippers.

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. The men’s team is the only program from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) to earn the award while the women were honored along with one other team from the CACC.

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must be a varsity letter winner, have a grade point average of at least 3.50 for the current academic year and have been enrolled at Concordia for at least two semesters. Each program had five players earn the ITA Scholar-Athlete award this past year.

On the women’s side freshman Estelle Fougeray (Argences, France), senior Ana Mendes (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil), senior Yuliya Plevako (Astana, Kazakhstan), freshman Nicole Stuhr (Glendora, Calif.), and senior Camilla Xavier (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) were all recipients of the award. For the men senior Andrey Boldarev (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), senior Ricardo Frey (Curitiba, Brazil), sophomore Benas Majauskas (Vilnius, Lithuania), sophomore Juuso Ojanen (Varkaus, Finland), and senior David Tisserand (Lyon, France) received ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition.