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Knights, 10 players score ITA academic awards

July 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm
Carleton men's tennis
Carleton men's tennis

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Carleton College men’s tennis squad was tabbed an All-Academic Team by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) following the 2016-17 season, marking the 14th time since 2003 that the Knights have been recognized for their excellence in the classroom. A team-record 10 Carleton players also received individual recognition as ITA Scholar-Athletes, a figure that once again tied for tops in the MIAC as a total of 31 men’s players across the conference took home recognition.

These honors recognize outstanding academic achievement during the 2016-17 season. The team accolade is awarded to ITA programs with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20 or higher. The Knights, who posted a whopping team GPA of 3.60, are one of 87 NCAA Division III men’s tennis programs named as a 2017 ITA-Academic Team.

To be recognized as an individual Scholar-Athlete, players must be a letter winner, have at least a 3.50 GPA for the current academic year, and be enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters.

This year’s crop of individual honorees from Carleton includes: Mark Conrad ’17 (Plymouth, Minn./Robbinsdale Armstrong); Ezra Frankel ’17 (Lincoln, Mass./Belmont Hill School); Aaron Goodman ’19 (Minneapolis, Minn./St. Louis Park); Jonas Lindholm-Uzzi ’20 (Germantown, N.Y./Red Hook); Patton McClelland ’17 (Rock Hill, S.C./Charlotte Latin School); Christian Purnell ’17 (Portland, Ore./The Academy); Andrew Qi ’19 (Auckland, New Zealand/Saint Kentigern); Johnny Reichman ’19 (Shavano Park, Texas/Clark); Morgan Ross ’19 (Sheboygan, Wis./Sheboygan North); and Lewis White ’20 (Minneapolis, Minn./Breck). McClelland, Goodman, Qi, and Ross earned recognition for the second consecutive year.

Since 2002, Carleton has earned the ITA’s All-Academic Team honor 14 times compared to 27 combined times for the other nine MIAC men’s programs over that same span. No other conference squad has won more than seven awards over that time period.

Carleton went 14-4 last season and finished among the MIAC’s top two squads for the 15th consecutive season.

Full list of ITA Academic Award winners

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