GW Men's Tennis Team, Players Earn ITA All-Academic Honors
July 26, 2012
SKILLMAN, N.J. – The George Washington men’s tennis program has been named a 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team, the governing body of collegiate tennis announced on Thursday. Additionally, recent graduate Richard Blumenfeld, rising seniors Leonardo Lapentti and Alexander van Gils, and rising junior Ulrik Thomsen have been dubbed ITA Scholar-Athletes.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is presented to teams possessing a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20 or higher. To earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, the student-athlete must be a varsity letterwinner, possess a GPA of 3.50 or higher and be enrolled at their present institution for at least two semesters.
The 2012 Atlantic 10 Champions excelled both on the court as well as in the classroom, as the Colonials were the recipients of the Men’s Academic Team of the Year at the athletic department’s inaugural Georgey Awards in May with a combined GPA of 3.299. Blumenfeld, Lapentti, van Gils and Thomsen were among six men's tennis student-athletes named to GW’s Athletics Academic Dean’s List and all four were also named to the 2012 A-10 Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
The Buff and Blue were joined by fellow conference members Charlotte, Saint Joseph’s and VCU as recipients of the ITA All-Academic Team award, while GW's four individual honorees were joined by 33 other recipients from seven A-10 members.