The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced that the Lewis University men's tennis team has claimed the ITA All-Academic Team award, given to squads with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above for the 2013-14 school year. The Flyers checked in with a 3.51 GPA.
Helping the Flyers achieve this status was the scholastic performances of juniors Erik Aunapuu (Tallinn, Estonia/Audentese Spordigumnaasiumi) and Armand Levandi (Tallinn, Estonia/Audentese Spordigumnaasiumi) along with freshman Tom Logan (Kenmore, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) - all of whom were named as 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 two semesters (including freshman through senior year).
Aunapuu, who was an All-Great Lakes Valley Conference selection for the third-straight season, picked up a 3.8 cumulative GPA in international business in 2013-14. Levandi, the 2014 GLVC Player of the Year, ITA All-American and GLVC Spring Scholar-Athlete of the Year, had a 3.72 cumulative GPA in business administration. Logan had a 3.78 cumulative GPA in aviation administration.
"I'm very proud of the men's efforts during a challenging season to stay committed to excellence in the classroom," Lewis head men's tennis coach Brett Bridel said.
Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.
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