The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its 2016 Academic Awards recently.
The LaGrange women earned their fourth straight ITA All-Academic Team award. LC was the only women's team in the USA South conference to receive the honor. Sophomore Kaitlin Smith, along with freshmen Liz Minick and Carson Powell were named ITA Scholar-Athletes.
More than 4,200 scholar-athletes were recognized across all divisions, along with over 700
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 2015 and spring 2016).
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).