Skillman, New Jersey - The Gustavus Adolphus men’s tennis team was one of 48 NCAA Division III teams from across the nation to earn All-Academic Team honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) on Thursday, July 10.
The Gusties also had a strong showing in the ITA’s individual accolades section of its post-season academic awards with eight student-athletes being awarded Scholar Athlete honors. The list of Gustavus’s ITA Scholar Athletes included Cody Anderson (Sr., Maple Grove, Minn.), Matt Baker (Jr., Rosemount, Minn.), David Brown (So., Oakland, Calif.), Brad Entwistle (Jr., Sioux Falls, S.D.), Ben Halvorson (Jr., Englewood, Colo.), Bryan Miles (Sr., Wausau, Wis.), Nicholas Reiners (Jr., Cambridge, Minn.), and Colin Rieke (Jr., Rochester, Minn.).
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).
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference was also represented by Carleton College, Hamline University, St. Olaf College, and the University of St. Thomas.