UW Tennis Players Receive ITA Scholar-Athlete Honors



Sanne Hoekstra, Dorottya Jonas and Elisa Koonik were each named ITA Scholar-Athletes for their work in the classroom, while the team was honored with the 2015-16 Intercollegiate Tennis Associations’ (ITA) All-Academic Team Award. The awards were given out by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. More than 4,200 scholar-athletes were recognized across all divisions, along with over 700 all-academic teams.
    
Hoekstra finished her freshman campaign with a 3.88 gpa in psychology while earning Academic All-Mountain West and Scholar-Athlete honors. Koonik also garnered Academic All-MW and Scholar-Athlete honors after carrying a 3.74 gpa in marketing. Jonas had a 3.50 gpa for the year in finance and was selected Academic All-MW. As a team, the Cowgirls earned the award with a 3.24 grade point average during the 2015-16 academic year.

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).    

Jonas, a junior from Gyal, Hungary, had an overall singles record of 21-14 and 14-12 in doubles play, while Koonik, from Tallinn, Estonia, finished the year with a 14-19 singles mark and 14-16 in doubles. A freshman from Sneek, the Netherlands, Hoekstra saw limited action with a 9-8 record and 2-0 in league play.  
    
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).
    
Wyoming finished the 2015-16 season 11-12 overall and 3-2 in Mountain West action.