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Men's Tennis Receives ITA Academic Honors

July 17, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Men's Tennis Receives ITA Academic Honors

The Liberty men's tennis program, along with two of its players, have been recognized for their efforts in the classroom by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

Liberty was one of 69 NCAA Division I men's tennis programs named to the 2015 ITA All-Academic Team. The list is comprised of programs with a cumulative 3.20 or higher grade point average (GPA).

It is the second consecutive year, and third overall, that the men's tennis program has been named to the ITA All-Academic team listing. Liberty was first named to the All-Academic team in 2003.

Liberty's men's tennis program currently has a 3.33 cumulative GPA and posted a 3.30 team GPA during the 2014-15 academic year. The men's tennis program posted the highest GPA among Liberty's NCAA Division I men's athletics programs.

Additionally, Jason Burgess and David Bush were named 2015 ITA Scholar- Athletes.

To be eligible for the ITA individual listing, a student-athlete must be a varsity letterwinner, have a 3.50 or higher GPA for the current academic year and been enrolled at the institution for two semesters.

This year's duo gives Liberty eight players in program history to be named to an ITA Scholar-Athlete team. In 2003, Ernesto Malagrino and Priit Pihl became the first-ever men's tennis players named to the listing.