July 16, 2014

Three Men's Tennis Athletes Earn ITA Scholar-Athlete Distinction

SKILLMAN, N.J. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association has honored three Saint Leo University men's tennis players as Scholar-Athletes for the 2014 season.  The trio of Ismail Lemtouni, Matt Nicholson-Lewis and Fons Verberne received the prestigious accolade for the contributions to the tennis program in addition to their high marks in the classroom.

The Saint Leo men's tennis team finished the 2014 season to the tune of an 18-5 record and finished the campaign in the Sunshine State Conference tournament semifinals.

The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA member 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, or 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 2013 and spring 2014).

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).

Click here for the full list of recipients.

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