July 11, 2014
SKILLMAN, N.J. (SMU/ITA) - The SMU women's tennis team and four of its student-athletes have been recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for their academic prowess. Vaszilisza Bulgakova, Hristina Dishkova, Macie Elliott and Yana Erkeeva all received individual honors.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA member 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, NAIA, NJCAA, or CA JUCO 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 2 semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).
All members of the 2014 All-Academic Teams and ITA Scholar-Athletes receive a certificate to recognize the achievement.
A full list of recognized teams and individuals can be found here.