NIU Achieves Academic Recognition from ITA
Women’s Tennis | 22nd of July
DeKALB, Ill. — The Northern Illinois University women’s tennis team has been named ITA Academic All-Star Team and seven Huskies have been named 2022 ITA Scholar-Athletes by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, as the organization released its list of academic awards earlier this month.
As a team, NIU finished the 2022 spring semester with a 3.497 grade point average (GPA), easily surpassing the 3.2 minimum required to earn Team ITA All-Academic honors. The Huskies’ 3.814 semester GPA ranked second among all NIU teams.
In order to qualify for ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition, athletes must have finished the year with a minimum GPA of 3.50. The seven Huskies to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete honors included seniors and 2022 NIU graduates Yulia Dmitrieva (Smolensk, Russia), christy robinson (Wellington, New Zealand), Paula Veyhle (Stuttgart, Germany) and Fernanda Naves (Veracruz, Mexico), second year Erika Dimitriev (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) and Anastasia Rakita (Moscow, Russia) and freshman Reagan Welch (Greenbrier, TN)
“We are very proud of the efforts of the ladies in class this season,” the NIU head coach said. Eric Burns. We have especially excelled in the spring when we are in the busiest time of our schedule. This shows a strong commitment to the academics of our student-athletes, with the help of our Student-Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS) unit, and also demonstrates our children’s ability to manage time, which is an important skill to have. We couldn’t be happier and hope we can continue to raise the bar every semester.”
A total of 1,517 Division I female student-athletes and 250 programs have been recognized in 2022.
The Huskies finished the 2022 season 17-11 overall and 4-6 against Mid-American Conference opponents with four wins over the last five games. The 17 regular-season wins were the most for the Huskies since 1989-90, while NIU’s 43 double wins over the past three seasons (including 12 wins before the COVID shutdown) are the most on a three-year period since 1984-86.
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