MEN’S TENNIS EARNS TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL ITA ACADEMIC HONORS

MEN’S TENNIS EARNS TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL ITA ACADEMIC HONORS

ITA Academic Awards

The Sacramento State men's tennis team and four of its players earned academic honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

As a team, the Hornets earned the ITA All-Academic Team award, available to any program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above during the 2017-18 academic year. The Hornets earned a 3.424 GPA during the academic year, and the team was recently named Sacramento State's Men's Academic Team of the Year for the second straight season.

Individually, juniors Mikus Losbergs, Dom Miller and Bernardo Moraes as well as sophomore Louis Chabut were each named ITA Scholar-Athletes. Each player appeared in at least 15 matches for the Hornets in the spring, including Losbergs (No. 1), Miller (Nos. 2 and 3) and Chabut (Nos. 5 and 6) playing full-time in the team's singles lineup. The four players named ITA Scholar-Athlete are a program record, surpassing the previous mark of three set last season.

It marked the second straight year that both Chabut and Losbergs were named ITA Scholar-Athletes. All four players were also named to the Big Sky Conference all-academic team.

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 through senior year).