Men's Tennis Selected ITA All-Scholar Team; Two Named Scholar Athletes

Nicholson-Lewis, Balz-Herrmann Earned Scholar Athlete Honors

SAINT LEO, Fla. – For the second consecutive season, the Saint Leo men's tennis team has earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team accolades. In addition, sophomore Matt Nicholson-Lewis and junior Tim Balz-Herrmann were selected ITA Scholar Athletes; it was announced Thursday by the ITA Governing Body.

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/NAIA/NJCAA/CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2010 and spring 2011).

On the individual side, Nicholson-Lewis earned a spot on the ITA All-Scholar team. At the end of the 2011 season, Nicholson-Lewis was tabbed an All-Sunshine State Conference second team selectee on the singles side while earning a first team nod with teammate Victor Lozier in doubles.

Joining Nicholson-Lewis was Balz-Herrmann as he was chosen to the select group for the first time in his career.

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: One - be a varsity letter winner, wo - have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and three - have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).

To view a complete list of honorees, click here.