October 24, 2008
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association has announced the 2007-2008 Scholar-Athlete and All-Academic Teams. The 2007-2008 Indiana Tech women's tennis team is one of only 236 women's tennis teams in North America to receive the team award and four of the teams members received Scholar-Athlete Awards.
Of the 236 team awards only 12 are NAIA member institutions, as is Indiana Tech. Nationally, 1189 women's tennis, student-athletes received the individual award and of that number only 68 were student-athletes of an NAIA member institution. The awards are given to NCAA, NAIA and Junior/Community College tennis programs and their student-athletes that meet the required GPA.
"This is a great honor for the team and our four student-athletes that received their individual award," states Head Tennis Coach Dan Moster. "Our priority is academics first, athletics second and in the 2 1/2 years that Indiana Tech has offered tennis, these four women and their teammates have helped establish our high academic expectations and have also helped build a solid foundation on which this team is being built."
The four Indiana Tech student-athletes that received the ITA Scholar-Athlete Award are Kassie Barroquillo, Marcela Bosch, Courtney Hardin and Jessica Saba. Barroquillo and Bosch were both freshman and Hardin and Saba were both juniors during the 2007-2008 school year.
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has long been recognized as one of the best organized collegiate sports associations in the U.S. and North America. The Intercollegiate Tennis Association is a non-profit service organization, which serves as the governing body of collegiate tennis in the United States. Administering a comprehensive calendar of tournaments and events and a far-reaching awards program, the goal of the ITA is to improve the level of intercollegiate tennis competition and the quality of college tennis coaching.
The ITA is comprised of nearly 1,500 men and women's tennis coaches representing over 1,200 institutions across the U.S. and North America from all three NCAA Divisions, as well as the NAIA and Junior and Community Colleges. The ITA oversees activities involving over 15,000 college varsity tennis student-athletes.