Eight Moccasins Named to ITA Scholar Athlete Team
Mocs named as ITA All-Academic Team
SKILLMAN, New Jersey - Florida Southern College placed eight of its players on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athlete Team for the 2012-13 school year on Monday afternoon.
Along with having eight Moccasins named to the ITA Scholar-Athlete Team, the Mocs team was also one of 29 NCAA Division II teams named an ITA All-Academic Team. As a team, the Mocs finished the 2012-13 school year with a 3.58 cumulative grade point average.
The Mocs that were named ITA Scholar-Athletes are sophomore Charles Garneau (L'ancienne-Lorette, Quebec), junior Jorge Gutierrez (Madrid, Spain), senior Tejas Krishnan (Chennai, India), junior Nathan Leavitt (Bradenton, Fla.), sophomore Emanuel Lueber (Tiengen, Germany), sophomore Carl Lundberg (Stocksund, Sweden), senior Robbie Palmiotto (Boca Raton, Fla.) and junior Benoit Paradis (Quebec City, Quebec).
Along with FSC, four other Sunshine State Conference schools were named ITA All-Academic Teams. The four other SSC schools honored were Barry, Lynn, Rollins and Saint Leo.
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 eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2012 and spring 2013).
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 thorough senior year).
Click here for the complete ITA Tennis Men's 2012-13 Division II All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes