Tennis Players Achieve ITA All-Academic Status

ITA names six athletes to Academic Team.

Clarksville, Ark. –Six members of the University of the Ozarks men's and women's tennis teams received academic recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), it was announced by college tennis' governing body Friday (July 19).

On the men's side, Cole LankfordJonah MartinezMax MathisWalker Murray and Melle Van Duijn received the Scholar-Athlete award. 
On the women's side, Karlee Hart earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors.

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a player must be a letterwinner, maintain a GPA of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) and have been enrolled at their present school at least two semesters.

Under head coach Jeff Kutac, the women's team qualified for the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament for the fourth consecutive season, while the men's program advanced to the Tournament for the sixth straight year.