2018 Men's Tennis
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Top Row: Alonso Trevizo; Peyton Cox; Kyle Howell; and Steven Tracy. Bottom Row: Luz Padilla; Katie Larck; and Victoria White
Tennis - Mon, Jul. 31, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – The Point University women's tennis team received All-Academic team honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and three women's tennis players and four men's tennis players earned ITA Scholar-Athlete awards for the 2017 season.


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 were factored into the cumulative team GPA for the 2016-17 academic year.  In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player was required to meet the following criteria: 1) Varsity letter winner, 2) Grade-point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3) Enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters (including freshman through senior year).


Head coach Chad Simpson, commented, "These accolades honor the late nights of studying and the diligence of each student-athlete in balancing an intense tennis schedule with the tough academic programs they undertake at Point."


The Point University women's team, which also received an NAIA Scholar Team Award for its work in the classroom with a combined 3.24 grade-point average, was one of 16 NAIA teams on the ITA women's tennis All-Academic list.  Number one singles and number one doubles player Luz Padilla (Tucuman, Argentina), who will be a senior at Point during the upcoming 2017-18 academic year; number two singles and number one doubles player Katie Larck (Champaign, IL), a sophomore this season; and Victoria White (SR/Kokomo, IN), who graduated from Point in May, 2017, also received ITA Scholar Athlete Awards.  White earned ITA Academic honors for the second consecutive season.  All three also were named to the Appalachian Athletics Conference All-Academic team and NAIA-Daktronics Scholar Athlete team.


The Point University men's tennis team was represented by Alonso Trevizo (El Paso, TX), who graduated in May, 2017; Steven Tracy (Saint Simons Island, GA) and Kyle Howell (Guyton, GA), a pair of sophomores last season, and Peyton Cox (Adairsville, GA), who competed as a junior last season.  Trevizo, Tracy, Howell and Cox also received AAC Academic team honors, and Trevizo also earned Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete recognition.