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Men’s and Women’s Tennis Honored as ITA All-Academic Teams for Third Straight Year; Nine Devils Recognized as ITA Scholar-Athletes

Men’s and Women’s Tennis Honored as ITA All-Academic Teams for Third Straight Year; Nine Devils Recognized as ITA Scholar-Athletes

2018 ITA All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes

TEMPE, Ariz.- For the third year in a row both the University of the Sciences men's and women's tennis teams were honored as Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Teams. 

The ITA All-Academic Team 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).

Notably, it was the fourth consecutive year the women have received the award. 

Individually, Rakesh Chamala, Sahas Chandragiri, Abbygail Gamarnik, Evan Halperin, Elkanah Linder, Karla Miletic, Nathan Nguyen, Borna Novak and Chandat Phan all also received recognition as ITA Scholar-Athletes.

Notably, it was the third straight year Garmarnik, Halperin, Linder and Novak have received the recognition, as well as the second year in a row for Chandragiri, Miletic and Phan. 

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
  3. have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year)

 

Rakesh Chamala (Biology)

2017-18 ITA Scholar-Athlete

Dean's List Honors

Sahas Chandragiri (Biomedical Sciences (Pre-Med))

2x ITA Scholar-Athlete

2017-18 CACC All-Academic Team

4x Dean's List Honors

One 4.0 GPA Semester

Abbygail Gamarnik (Biology/Pre-Dental)

3x ITA Scholar-Athlete

2x CACC Top XV Award (2016, 2017)

2x CACC All-Academic Team (2016, 2017)

2016-17 D2ADA Academic Achievement Award

6x Dean's List Honors

Two 4.0 GPA Semesters

Evan Halperin (Pharmacy)

3x ITA Scholar-Athlete

2x CACC All-Academic Team (2017; 2018)

2016-17 D2ADA Academic Achievement Award

6x Dean's List Honors

Elkanah Linder (Pharmacy)

3x ITA Scholar-Athlete

2x CACC All-Academic Team (2016, 2017)

2016-17 D2ADA Academic Achievement Award

6x Dean's List Honors

One 4.0 GPA Semester

Karla Miletic (Physics)

2x ITA Scholar-Athlete

2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division II Women's At-Large Team

2017-18 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Performer of the Year

2017 CACC All-Academic Team

4x Dean's List Honors

Four 4.0 GPA Semester

Nathan Nguyen (Pharmacy)

2x ITA Scholar-Athlete

2x CACC All-Academic Team (2017; 2018)

2016-17 D2ADA Academic Achievement Award

4x Dean's List Honors

Borna Novak (Biochemsitry)

3x ITA Scholar-Athlete

2017-18 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team

2x CACC All-Academic Team (2017, 2018)

2016-17 D2ADA Academic Achievement Award

6x Dean's List Honors

Four 4.0 GPA Semesters

Chandat Phan (Biomedical Sciences)

2x ITA Scholar-Athlete

6x Dean's List Honors