Aug. 12, 2008
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team and four student-athletes where honored as an ITA All-Academic Team and ITA Scholar Athletes by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
"I'm very excited that our team and student-athletes are receiving these awards," said UW head coach Krissy Hall. "They have all worked extremely hard in the classroom and are very deserving of this honor. We will continue to strive for progress and excellence on the court, but off as well."
Senior Corina Lazar, and first year players Rebecca Berger, Brittany DeFelice and Carly Van Hollen were each named ITA Scholar Athletes. For Lazar, it was the fourth time in her career she has received the honor.
Lazar, from Constanta, Romania, finished the year with a 13-20 overall record, while her 37 career wins ranks eighth all-time in school history. Rebecca Berger, Hermiston, Ore., completed her first year with a 16-19 mark playing at the number one spot. Brittany DeFelice, Edmond, Okla., had a solid spring with a 14-3 record, while Carly Van Hollen, Millers, Md., finished up her freshman campaign going 10-22 overall.
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 2007 and spring 2008).
To qualify for ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: Be a varsity letter winner; have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters (including freshman through senior year).