NEW YORK – The Columbia men’s tennis team was honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), as an ITA All-Academic Team, one of 78 Division I teams to be honored.
The All-Academic Team Award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above. All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity match must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2011 and spring 2012).
Columbia also had seven athletes who were honored individually, as ITA Scholar-Athletes. 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 4.0 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).
The Lions honored were: Cyril Bucher, Tizian Bucher, Theodore Marin, Ashok Narayana, Haig Schneiderman, Max Schnur and Bert Vancura.
A complete list of teams and athletes honored is available here.