THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s tennis received academic honors on Monday, as the team was named a 2020 Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team and four student-athletes were tabbed ITA Scholar-Athletes, as the organization announced.
“I am very pleased that the team was able to be successful on the court and in the classroom this year,” commented head coach Rodney Harmon. “It’s a great tribute to their ability to handle the balance of academics and athletics at such a high-level institution.”
To be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete, an individual must have a grade point average of at least a 3.5 for the current academic year.
Nadia Gizdova, Gabriela Gonzalez, Jeanette Lin and Nami Otsuka represented the Yellow Jackets as scholar-athletes, each receiving the honor for excelling in the classroom. Lin and Otsuka were named scholar-athletes for the second time.
Additionally, Georgia Tech women’s tennis was tabbed an ITA All-Academic Team, recognizing programs that posted a team grade point average of 3.2 or above for the 2019-20 academic year. The Yellow Jackets recorded a 3.33 cumulative grade point average for the academic year. This marks the first all-academic team recognition since 2014.
All 14 ACC women’s tennis programs were represented on both the scholar-athlete and all-academic teams lists. To view the complete list of teams and honorees, please click here.
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