CACC Tennis Programs Serve Up ITA Academic Honors
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (July 12, 2012) – A
total of six Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) tennis
programs (two men's, four women's) were recognized as All-Academic
Teams for the 2011-12 season by the Intercollegiate Tennis
On the men's side, Concordia College and the University of the Sciences were honored, while on the women's side, in addition to Concordia and USP, Chestnut Hill College and Goldey-Beacom College also received All-Academic Status.
Concordia and USP were among just 18 schools to have both its men's and women's tennis programs selected by the ITAâfor academic excellence.
In addition, a total of eight men's tennis players received ITAâScholar Athlete recognition. USP led the way with four selections including Alvaro Vargas ((Manizales, Columbia), Cameron Carlock (Bridgeville, Pa.), Paul Bedway (Orwigsburg, Pa.) and Will Metz (Staten Island, N.Y.). Concordia had three players named Benas Majauskas (Vilnius, Lithuania), Geza Bazula (Budapest, Hungary) and Mark Mozer (Brest, Belarus). Chestnut Hill's Yoann Pham (Boulogne-Billancourt, France) capped off the men's CACC selections.
On the women's side, the CACC garnered a total of 16 ITA Scholar Athlete selections, led by Concordia and Goldey-Beacom, which each had four student-athletes pegged to the squad. For the Clippers, Ana S.O. Mendes (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil), Yuliya Plevako (Astana, Kazakhstan), Camilla Gomes Xavier (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) and Juliana Frey (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil).
The Lightning saw Blanca Sancho (Zaragoza, Spain), Vanessa Leon (Caracas, Venezuela), Gabriela Chaves (Joao Pessoa – PB, Brazil) and Marina Sales (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) honored with ITAâScholar Athlete status.
In addition, Chestnut Hill had three athletes selected including Nastia Shcherbakova (Minsk, Belarus), Maria Parapouras (Victoria, Australia), and Kelly Dennis (Cincinnati, Ohio).
USP also saw three women's tennis players earn ITAâScholar Athlete status as Melissa White (Mullica Hill, N.J.), Tea Cadenovic (Williamstown, N.J.) and Desiree Vassalotti (Vineland, N.J.) were recognized.
Rounding out the CACC's women's tennis ITAâScholar Athletes were Jen Tartaglia (Pawtucket, R.I.), Nicole Way (Jackson, N.J.) and Sarah Lockenmeyer (Pt. Pleasant, N.J.) from Georgian Court University.
A total of 22 Division II men's programs (out of 177) and 66 women's programs (out of 239) earned All-Academic Team honors.
Individually, in order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must be a varsity letter winner; have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year and have been enrolled at their institution for at least two semesters.