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Men's Tennis Earns ITA Academic Honor

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By Mark Washburn

HANOVER. N.H. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its annual All-Academic Team and the Dartmouth men’s tennis team received recognition.

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 matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2012 and spring 2013).

To go along with the Big Green’s team distinction, six members of the squad were named scholar athletes. Xander Centenari, Alex de Chatellus, Mike Jacobs, Brandon DeBot, Cameron Ghorbani and Sam Todd earned the honor for their work in the classroom and on the tennis courts.

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) Be a varsity letter winner, 2.) Have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3.) Have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).

Head coach Chris Drake and his team open the 2013-14 campaign taking part in the Ivy Challenge in New Haven, Conn. Sept. 20-22.