The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has announced its team and individual academic awards for the 2016-17 school year.
Luther was recognized as an ITA All-Academic team and six 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 2016-17 academic year; and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters (including freshman through senior year).
The six student-athletes named ITA Scholar Athletes were Kyle Appel '17, Sam Buffington '17, Cam Long '19, Brian Murman '19, Nate Parsons '19 and Jake Smith '19.
Luther finished its 2016-17 campaign with a dual meet record of 18-6, 7-1 in the Iowa Conference. The Norse are coached by Adam Strand who has produced a record of 110-53 in six seasons at the helm of the program.