ITA Recognizes 11 Goucher Players for Academics

ITA Recognizes 11 Goucher Players for Academics

ITA Recognizes 11 Goucher Players for Academics

Honorees Must Achieve GPA of 3.50 or Higher During Academic Year

December 18, 2008

SKILLMAN, N.J. – In recognition of their academic accomplishments, 11 tennis players from Goucher have been designated 2008 ITA Scholar-Athletes by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, the governing body of collegiate tennis.

To be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete, a student-athlete must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letterwinner, 2.) achieve a GPA of 3.50 or higher during the academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at his/her present school for at least two semesters.

From Goucher's men's tennis program, Chris Covey (Exeter, N.H./Exeter), Andrew Gerst (Newton, Mass./Newton North), Jeff McLeod (Emmaus, Pa./Emmaus), Amit Rosenberg (Bellevue, Wash./International School) and Billie Weiss (Lutherville, Md./Dulaney) were named 2008 ITA Scholar-Athletes.

The following six members of Goucher's women's tennis team earned the ITA Scholar-Athlete designation following the 2007-08 season: Mouna Attarha (Piedmont, Calif./Piedmont), Dana Clark (Oxford, Mich./Sacred Heart), Hilary Fast (Wilton, Maine/Mt. Blue), Kim McPhail (Seattle Wash./Roosevelt), Joan Pulupa (Gaihersburg, Md./Richard Montgomery) and Katie Shaw (Albuquerque, N.M./Bosque School).

In addition to the 11 individuals who were recognized, both of Goucher's tennis programs qualified to be 2008 ITA All-Academic Teams, an honor which goes to any program on which the combined cumulative GPA of every eligible student-athlete is 3.20 or above.