ITA Honors Five PBC Men’s Tennis Teams, 30 Athletes with Academic Awards

ITA Honors Five PBC Men’s Tennis Teams, 30 Athletes with Academic Awards

TEMPE, ARIZ – Five PBC men's tennis programs were named All-Academic Teams while 30 athletes were named Scholar-Athletes as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its honors for the 2015-16 season.

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 varsity letter winners should be factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2015 and spring 2016).

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 through senior year).

The complete men's list can be seen here.

Armstrong State University
Otakar Lucak
Luca Cerin
Marek Pesicka

Augusta University*
Gabriel dos Santos
Moritz Gehlhaus
Gabriel Pansera
Ramon Puertolas
Nameer Shamsi

Columbus State University*
Marco Almorin
Maciej Kierkus
Jorge Vargas
Zachary Whaanga
Benedikt Wilde
Martynas Zakaitis

Francis Marion University
Dion Nijboer
Jannik Roettlingsberger
Tarass Thevenaz

Georgia College*
Mattia Campus
Yannick Hass
Kyle Kinsler
Jannik Kumbier
Christian Graff

Lander University*
Charles Baron
Chris Devoize
David Korsten

University of South Carolina at Aiken*
Ettore Damiani
Jaime Gusano
Mathias Degardin
Julien Tan
Clement Raymond

* - Denotes All-Academic Team Award