Release: October 1, 2010
Contact: David O'Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
women's tennis earns ITA All-Academic Honors for 2009-10 season
Bykovskaya and Shapiro named ITA Scholar-Athletes
VESTAL, N.Y.-- The Binghamton
women's tennis team has earned ITA Academic Honors for the 2009-10
academic year. In addition, senior Lauren
Bates, junior Marina
Bykovskaya and recent graduate Danyelle
Shapiro earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors.
As a team, the Bearcats earned a 3.29 GPA last year. Bates and
Bykovskaya, meanwhile, each maintained a 3.63 GPA. Shapiro graduated
with a 3.67 GPA.
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/NAIA/NJCAA/CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed
in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for
the current academic year (including fall 2009 and spring 2010).
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 thorough