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HU women’s tennis honored by ITA for its success in the classroom

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its annual All-Academic Teams and Scholar Athletes and among the list of honorees was the HU women’s tennis team. In all, 720 teams and 3,908 student-athletes across all college tennis divisions were recognized.

As a team, the Foresters finished the year with a team GPA of 3.52 to be deemed an All-Academic Team. Coach Roger Ferguson’s squad also had three players, Kerrie Ecker, Constanze Golz and Erin Van Kampen, tabbed as Scholar Athletes.

The ITA recognizes NCAA Division I, II and III; NAIA; and junior/community colleges across the nation. For a team to be considered for the ITA All-Academic Team award, it must carry a cumulative team GPA average of 3.20 or above. In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a player must have a minimum 3.50 grade-point average.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 274 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.