Six women, two men named ITA Scholar-Athletes

Six women, two men named ITA Scholar-Athletes
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | by Randall Stewart, Director of Athletic Communications

TEMPE, Ariz. – Eight total Newberry tennis student-athletes were honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as Scholar-Athletes, while both the women's and men's teams earned All-Academic Team distinction from the organization.

Women's tennis players Amanda Carrillo, Lucia Davia, Marta Gomar, Rebecca Martinez, Veronika Viegas, and Elizabeth Williamson were named Scholar-Athletes. They were joined by their male counterparts Nikhil Mannepalli and Alex Amble. The eight Newberry student-athletes met the criteria of being varsity letterwinners with a 3.50 GPA or higher for the 2016-17 academic year that have been enrolled at Newberry for at least two semesters.

Additionally, both teams were named ITA All-Academic Teams. The women's team finished the spring with an impressive 3.67 GPA for the 2016-17 academic year, while the men's players achieved a 3.34 mark. Teams had to maintain a 3.20 GPA or higher to be eligible for an All-Academic Team award.

In all, 138 teams and 781 individuals were honored across Division II men's and women's tennis, with all collegiate classifications combining for 720 All-Academic Teams and 3,908 Scholar-Athletes.

In all, seven men's and seven women's teams in the South Atlantic Conference had student-athletes honored as Scholar-Athletes. Six teams of each gender earned All-Academic Team accolades.

Click to read the full women's and men's releases from the ITA.