Kansas Tennis Receives Academic Awards

July 25, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. –

The University of Kansas tennis team earned a 2005 ITA All-Academic Team Award after recording a 3.49 grade point average this past Spring. The squad’s GPA set an all-time team record at Kansas.

“The girls worked very hard on their academics so it is nice to see them get rewarded for that,” head coach Amy Hall-Holt said.

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 eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including Fall 2004 and Spring 2005).

Kansas also received a pair of individual academic awards as junior Ashley Filberth and sophomore Stephanie Smith earned ITA Scholar-Athlete awards.

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.