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Women's Tennis Earns ITA Academic Accolades

MUNCIE, Ind. - The Ball State women's tennis team received the ITA All-Academic Team award along with naming four individuals as ITA scholar athletes.

"I am extremely proud of our team and their efforts in the classroom," said head women's tennis coach Christine Bader. "We are very fortunate at Ball State to have an outstanding student-athlete support staff to help them achieve their goals."

The Cardinals have won this prestigious team award 13 times in program history.  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 eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2011 and spring 2012).

Four members of the squad received ITA Scholar Athlete accolades senior Sarah Hebble, junior Kristel Sanders along with freshmen Ashlyn Rang and Courtney Wild.

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 2 semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).

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