SKILLMAN, N.J. – The Sacramento State women's tennis team and five of its members have earned academic awards from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).
As a team, the Hornets earned the ITA All-Academic Team award, available to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale) for the academic year. Sacramento State had a 3.48 cumulative team GPA during the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters. The Hornets earned the award for the second time in the last three years and were one of just four Big Sky women's tennis teams to earn the accolade in 2013.
All eight Hornets that competed during the 2012-13 Spring season combined for the impressive average, with five of them earning ITA Scholar-Athlete status. Saskia Angerer, Olivia Boija, Katharina Knoebl, Sophie Lohscheidt, and Jennifer Nguyen all garnered the individual accolade after posting GPA's above 3.50. Knoebl and Lohscheidt, who will both be seniors in 2013-14, each earned the award for the third time in their careers.
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).