Skillman, N.J. – The Gustavus Adolphus women’s tennis team was one of 82 NCAA Division III teams from across the country to earn All-Academic Team honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). To be eligible for the award, a team must have a cumulative 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/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 2012 and spring 2013).
To go along with the team honor the Gusties received, six of Head Coach Jon Carlson’s players were named ITA Scholar Athletes. In order to receive All-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).
The list of Gustavus Scholar Athletes included Bailey Abeyesekera (Jr., Brooklyn Park, Minn.), Heather Annis (Sr., Mapleton, Minn.), Madeline Lindstrom (Fy., Lakeville, Minn.), Annie Mahoney (So., Duluth, Minn.), Amelia Napiorkowski (Fy., St. Charles, Ill.), and Mallory Shellum (Sr, St. James, Minn.).
Carleton College, Hamline University, the College of Saint Benedict, St. Catherine University, St. Olaf College, and the University of St. Thomas all represented the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as All-Academic teams.