July 18, 2012
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss women's tennis was named one of the 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Teams, which was announced by the organization this week.
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 2011 and spring 2012).
In addition, senior Elja van Berlo, junior Frances Askew, sophomore Alex Bradley and freshmen Kate Lanier and Mackenzie Oskin were named ITA Scholar-Athletes.
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 thorough senior year).