Thursday, July 10, 2014
SKILLMAN, N.J. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has announced its 2014 All-Academic Teams. The Westminster College men's and women's teams both earned the ITA All-Academic Team award, while six Titans earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status.
Junior Lauren Fling (Norton, OH / Norton), senior Caitlin Hosler (Lititz, PA / Manheim Central), freshman Maria Pallone (New Kensington, PA / Valley), and freshman Christijana Vucenovic (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status for the women, while junior Mark Andino (Norwalk, CT / Norwalk) and sophomore Ethan McCarthy (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) earned the honor for the men.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA member 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 NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, or CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2013 and spring 2014).
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 thorough senior year).
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.