M. Tennis

Five Moccasins Named to ITA Scholar-Athlete Team

SKILLMAN, N.J. - Florida Southern placed five of its men's tennis players on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athlete Team for the 2013-14 school year on Friday.

Along with having five Moccasin student-athlete named to the ITA Scholar-Athlete Team, the Moccasins' team was also one of 30 NCAA Division II team named an ITA All-Academic Team. As a team, the Mocs finished the 2014 spring semester with a 3.77 cumulative grade point average.

The Mocs that were named ITA Scholar-Athletes were senior Vladimir Barabash (Puhovka, Ukraine), senior Nathan Leavitt (Bradenton, Fla.), junior Emanuel Lueber (Tiengen, Germany), senior Carl Lundberg (Stocksund, Sweden) and senior Benoit Paradis (Quebec City, Quebec).

Along with Florida Southern, two other Sunshine State Conference schools were named ITA All-Academic Teams as joining FSC was Barry and Rollins. In addition, the league also had 18 student-athletes from five different schools named to the ITA Scholar-Athlete Team as Barry had four selections, Eckerd had three, Florida Tech had two players selected, FSC had a league-best five honored and Rollins had four players selected.

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 2013 and spring 2014).

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 2013-14 Division II All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes

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