WOMENâ€™S TENNIS TEAM AND INDIVIDUALS EARN ITA ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Behind the strength of its strong academics, the Sacramento State women’s tennis program received Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) all-academic team honors.
In addition, three of the squad’s players were recognized as ITA Scholar-Athletes, comprised of senior Maria Meliuk, and sophomores Sophie Lohscheidt and Katharina Knoebl.
The ITA all-academic team award is open to any collegiate program that had a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above during the academic year. In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a player must have been a varsity letterwinner and posted a grade point average of at least 3.50 during the academic year.
This past season, the Hornets finished with a 17-10 overall record while winning their 11th consecutive Big Sky Conference championship and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the 11th straight year.
Meliuk, Lohscheidt and Knoebl were all staples in the Hornets’ singles lineup throughout the season as Lohscheidt primarily played at No. 4, Knoebl at No. 5, and Meliuk at No. 6. Meliuk was a second team all-Big Sky selection after posting a 16-7 record in singles play, and 15-8 in doubles play.