The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has announced its team and individual academic awards for the 2018-19 school year.
Luther was recognized as an ITA All-Academic team and seven student-athletes earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors.
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 are factored into the cumulative team GPA.
In order to earn 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 2018-19 academic year; and have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year).
The seven student-athletes named ITA Scholar Athletes were seniors Cam Long (Dubuque, Iowa/Wahlert), Nate Parsons (St. Paul, Minn./Como Park) and Jake Smith (Minneapolis, Minn./Washburn); junior Grant Morton (Port Elizabeth, South Africa); and sophomores Sakchham Karki (Patan, Nepal), Brook Norwood (West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley) and Ryan Ortega (Winona, Minn./Cotter).
This is the fourth time Parsons has been so honored and third in a row for both Long and Smith.