TEMPE, Arizona - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released the 2018-19 All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athlete Honors on Thursday (July 18) and the Walsh men's tennis team had nine Scholar-Athlete Awards, the most of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. The Cavaliers were also named an All-Academic Team for the second straight year and third in four years.
For Division II, 399 women's tennis players were named ITA Scholar-Athletes and 67 teams were considered All-Academic.
The following nine student-athletes were named to the ITA Scholar-Athlete Award list:
- Joseph Aleong
- Tim Bruin
- Joao Campos
- Pedro Campos
- Guilherme Carneiro
- Filipp Kulynych
- Alex Medina
- Jakob Riglewski
- Clemens Wagner
Walsh was tied for second-most ITA Scholar-Athlete Awards with Belmont Abbey. Saint Leo and West Virginia Wesleyan both had ten Scholar-Athletes, a ITA high
Three of the nine student-athletes were named to ITA Scholar-Athletes last year (Bruin, Carniero and Wagner). Seven of the nine winners were on the G-MAC All-Academic Team released last week (J. Campos, P. Campos, Carniero, Kulynych, Medina, Riglewski, and Wagner).
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 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year).
The complete list can be found below: