TEMPE, Ariz. – The Oral Roberts men's and women's tennis teams were selected as two of the 2019 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Teams and 13 Golden Eagles were named scholar-athletes.
This year the ITA saw an increase in qualifying teams and scholar-athletes. All-Academic honors were awarded to 940 teams and thousands of scholar-athletes.
All-Academic teams boast a team GPA of 3.20 or higher. ITA scholar-athletes 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 through senior year).
On the men's team, Kenneth Boykin, Andrew Guymon, Scott Hjelm, Barnabas Koncz, Eddy Leardini, Andre Russo and Blake Sprouse were named scholar-athletes for their hard work in 2019. Jovana Antonijevic, Ceijenia Cornelius, Flavia Gutierrez, Gorana Kadijevic, Rai Sengupta and Andrea Vasiljevic earned the same honor on the women's team.
"I am very proud of what these young men and women have accomplished in the classroom" Director of Tennis Mark Milner said. "For both teams to be ITA All-Academic teams and to have a total of 13 student-athletes become scholar-athletes is very impressive. It really shows we value strong academics at ORU."
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