CHARLESTON, S.C. - Four Charleston Southern women's tennis players were recognized on the 2017 Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team and Scholar-Athletes on Tuesday afternoon.
Nicolin Luecke, Sophie Cloessner, Femcke van Rensburg, and Yana Morar, were honored on the team among the 3,908 student-athletes across all five divisions of college tennis.
The Bucs were recognized back in May with the NCAA Public Recognition Award for academic excellence. CSU was one of 1,200 NCAA Division I teams recognized for outstanding academic achievements.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All varsity letter winners were factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2016 and spring 2017).
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).