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Men's Tennis Claims Five Spots on the ITA All-Academic Team

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HANOVER, N.H.  –  The Dartmouth men’s tennis team earned five spots on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team, as announced by the organization on Thursday.

After completing a program-best season, Big Green members Brandon DeBot, Cameron Ghorbani, Erik Nordahl, Blake Niehaus, and Justin Chan were all recognized by the association’s All-Academic Team. As a squad, Dartmouth was also named to the ITA All-Academic team. The Green and White finished the 2013-14 season with their highest ITA ranking in program history in March (No. 33), won 18 overall matches and secured their best Ivy performance since 1997 with a 5-2 record.

The 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 eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity match and must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2013 and spring 2014).

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: be a varsity letterwinner, have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters.