Lawrence tennis teams earn ITA All-Academic honors

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by Joseph Vanden Acker

APPLETON, Wis. — The Lawrence University men’s and women’s tennis teams were both chosen as All-Academic Teams by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

Seven women’s tennis players and four of the men also earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status because of their academic achievement.

To be eligible for the team award, a squad must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20. The Lawrence women posted a superb 3.61 grade point average, and the Lawrence men were at 3.23.

Lawrence was the only women’s team from the Midwest Conference to pick up the award. The Lawrence men were joined by one other conference school, Cornell College.

To be eligible for the Scholar-Athlete award, a student-athlete must have a grade point average of at least 3.50 for the current academic year.

Earning the Scholar-Athlete award for the women were: senior Brenna Decker (Johnsburg, Ill./Johnsburg), freshman Katy Frankel (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield), junior Melissa Heeren (Wausau, Wis./East), sophomore Ali Heiring (Wayzata, Minn./Wayzata), junior Allison Juda (Maple Grove, Minn./Maple Grove), senior Gayatri Malhotra (Litchfield Park, Ariz./Verrado) and junior Elena Watson (Sunbury, Ohio/Big Walnut).

In that group, Watson had a perfect 4.0 GPA for the year, and both Juda (3.98) and Heeren (3.96) were close behind.

On the men’s side, senior Jeremy Andereck (Hartford, Wis./Hartford Union), sophomore Adam Busch (Hales Corners, Wis./Greendale Martin Luther), sophomore Brian DeCorte (Southampton, Pa./William Tennett) and freshman David Jumes (Appleton, Wis./Xavier) all received the Scholar-Athlete award.

DeCorte had the highest GPA for the year at 3.84 and Jumes was next at 3.75.

In addition to the ITA awards, nine Lawrence women’s tennis players and five men’s players were named to the Academic All-Midwest Conference team.

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