31 MEAC Tennis Players Named ITA Scholar-Athletes

Courtesy: MEAC Media Relations
          Release: 07/25/2017
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Courtesy: MEAC Media Relations

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its 2017 All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes on Tuesday, including five MEAC teams and 31 student-athletes.

On the men's side, Bethune-Cookman, Hampton and North Carolina Central were named All-Academic Teams, while Bethune-Cookman and Hampton also earned that distinction on the women's side.

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 were factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2016 and spring 2017).

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a player must meet the following criteria: 1) be a varsity letterwinner, 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 two semesters (including freshman through senior year).

The student-athletes (17 men, 14 women) individually honored are:

Greg Almeida
Debora Echeverria
Pablo Lopez
David Ocampo
Jose Plazas
Matea Roki
Karen Romero
Alejandra Vidal

Anthony Acholonu
Juan Araoz
Mariam Mitaishvili
Haley Mullins
Peter Odegbami
Mikaela Pierce
Anastasiia Romanova
Fedor Shirin
Cherise Slocombe
Kristina Titova
Luke Thompson

Sajela Harlow
Dylan Paul
Sagar Raju
Karim Shokeir

North Carolina Central
Davide Callegari
Gary Campbell
Frida Cnossen
Lynsey Cover
Gabriel Cucalon
Maksym Konovalov
Jamie Rogers
Dillon Strepay



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