IUP Women’s Tennis Team, Four Student-Athletes, Earn ITA All-Academic Award

Posted on 8/3/2011 1:30:20 PM

IUP women’s tennis players Katie Eaton, Tabtip Louhabanjong, Kelly McBryan, and Emilia Osborne have been named Scholar-Athletes by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), while the Crimson Hawks have also been named a 2011 All-Academic Team by the ITA.

It’s the third straight year that IUP has earned All-Academic status as a squad, all under the guidance of third-year head coach Larry Peterson.

The Crimson Hawks were one of thirty-five NCAA Division II squads to earn the award, joining just three other Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference schools.

Individually, Eaton, Louhabanjong, and McBryan each posted perfect 4.0 grade point averages, while Osborne pulled in an impressive 3.8 average this past year. McBryan was also the recipient of the Elite 88 award at the 2011 NCAA Division II Women’s Tennis Championships this past May. The award is given out at each of the NCAA’s eight-eight championship events to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average.

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). 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
  3. Have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters