NORMAN, Okla.— For the fourth year in a row and 17th time overall, the University of Oklahoma women’s tennis team has been named an ITA All-Academic Team.
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. 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.
In addition to the team recognition, two Sooners earned individual honors. Junior Abbi Melrose and sophomore Emma Devine were named to the ITA Scholar-Athlete list. The honor is the second for Melrose who was named a Scholar-Athlete in 2012.
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 for the current academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).
Under head coach David Mullins, eight Sooners have been named Scholar Athletes and five of his teams have been honored as All-Academic Teams.