JERSEY CITY, NJ – Nine Saint Peter's University men's and women's tennis student-athletes have been named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic teams and Scholar-Athletes, announced by the ITA. A total of 1,521 scholar-athletes from 302 Division I teams were announced with six women's tennis and three men's tennis honorees coming from Saint Peter's.
The nine Peacocks to earn ITA All-Academic and Scholar-Athlete accolades include: Malieva Hedberg, Claudia Hellman, Azuri Hughes, Ivan Knezevic, Cuong Lam, Douglas Nover, Elena Melian Puigventos, Aidah Muhammad, and Christian Resurreccion.
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 are factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2016 and spring 2017).
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must be a varsity letter winner, have a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale for the current academic year, and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters.
The complete list of ITA scholar-athletes from all divisions can be found at itatennis.com.