The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced that the Lewis University women's tennis team has earned 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 3.73 GPA.
The Flyers, who advanced to the NCAA Division II 'Sweet 16', were helped in the classroom by ITA Scholar-Athletes Zsofia Kranczicki (Eger, Hungary/Szilagyi Erzsebet Gimnazium es Kollegium), Zsofia Lanstiak (Budapest, Hungary/Karinthy Frigyes Gimnazium), Kendra Mills (Elmhurst, Ill./York) and sophomore Jill Wetmore (Ottawa, Ill./Ottawa). All four of those student-athletes had a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above for the 2013-14 school year.
Kranczicki, the 2014 Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year, had a 3.95 cumulative GPA in international business. Lanstiak, the 2012 and 2013 GLVC Player of the Year, earned a 3.8 GPA in psychology. Mills (computer graphic design) and Wetmore (air traffic control management) both registered perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA's in 2013-14.
"We made it to the 'Sweet 16' and had a 3.73 GPA last year," Lewis head women's tennis coach Brett Bridel said. "I am so proud of the effort and hard work that they have all put in."
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).
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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