BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's and women's tennis teams both earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team awards when the league announced their selections earlier this summer. Seven men and three women also were named ITA Scholar-Athletes.
King last had seven men and two women earn the distinction in 2017 while both teams earn all-academic status that year.
This year, the men had a 3.82 GPA, which led all Tornado teams. The men that garnered scholar-athlete honors were Arturo Alfaro, Alejandro Feliciano, Charles Jabaley, Sebastian Lieflaender, Lennard Neumann, Jorge Rojas, and Nathan Snow.
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 varsity letter winners should be factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2018 and spring 2019).
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 two semesters (including freshman through senior year).