TEMPE, Ariz. - The Oakland women’s tennis team earned ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) All-Academic Team honors. Additionally, four student-athletes, Sofia Miller, Alexandra Whall, Samantha Galloway and Marija Milic were named as ITA Scholar-Athletes.
“I am so proud of this team and their commitment in the class room which has always been a top priority for us to be focused academically,“ said head coach Heather Redshaw.
The Golden Grizzlies posted an impressive 3.43 overall team GPA while qualifying for their third consecutive Horizon League Tournament in April. 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 2016 and spring 2017).
Miller recorded a 3.97 GPA majoring in liberal studies while Whall posted a 3.85 majoring in mathematics. Galloway and Milic, each majoring in health sciences, finished the academic year with a 3.61 and 3.60 respectively.
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 two semesters (including freshman through senior year).