SKILLMAN, NJ - Eight Moccasins have been named 2016-17 Scholar-Athletes as announced Tuesday by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. In addition the Moccasins squad was named an ITA All-Academic Team. The Moccasins, coached by Trish Riddell finished the 2017 Spring semester with a 3.66 grade point average.
The eight Moccasins named ITA Scholar-Athletes are: freshman Lola Asis (business administration), sophomore Selin Devrimci (business administration), freshman Gabby Hesse (communication), freshman Avery Hunter (communication), junior Sasha Nionova (business administration), sophomore Lorena Rionda (business administration), junior Linnea Skymberg (business administration), and freshman Magda Stepnik (exercise science).
Devrimci, Nionova, Rionda, and Skymberg are repeat honorees having been named ITA Scholar-Athletes in 2015-16. Asis, Devrimci, Hesse, Nionova, Skymberg, and Stepnik, all posted 4.00 grade point averages this past semester.
The eight Scholar-Athletes from Florida Southern is tied with Rollins for most from any Sunshine State Conference school, followed by Florida Tech and Nova Southeastern with seven each, Lynn and Saint Leo with six a piece, Barry and Tampa with four each.
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 2016 sand 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 two semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).