The Gustavus women’s tennis team was recently named an All-Academic team by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for the 2002-03 school year. Gustavus, which qualified for the national quarterfinals last spring, is one of 45 Division III schools in the country to earn this distinction.
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 NCAA eligibility form and have competed in one or more matches are averaged into the cumulative grade point average. Carleton and St. Benedict were the only other MIAC teams to earn this honor this past season.
In addition to the team award, Gustavus had three individuals who were named 2003 ITA Scholar Athletes. Jennifer Edlund, Rhiannon Fermoyle, and Lacy Jenson were named ITA Scholar Athletes for their successes on the court and in the classroom. To be eligible for selection, an athlete must be a junior or senior, must have been a varsity letter winner, and must have a grade point average of at least 3.50.
The Gustavus women’s tennis team begins its 2003-04 season this upcoming weekend. The Gusties will be taking part in the nine-team University of Minnesota Invite. The flighted tournament will run Friday through Sunday in Minneapolis.