Women’s Tennis Earns Academic Awards
July 27, 2017

TEMPE, Ariz. - Boise State women’s tennis earned the ITA All-Academic Team Award for the 11th time in the last 12 years. Lilian Poling and Kirsty Venter were also honored as ITA Scholar-Athletes.

"This is another great academic accomplishment for our program,” said head coach Beck Roghaar. “I'm so proud of the character of these young women to win both on the court and in the classroom. We can't say enough about the dedication and support of our academic advisor, Eric Kile, who supports and teaches our student-athletes so much about what it takes to manage their degree and their sports career successfully. We owe him a huge debt of gratitude. This is the sixth year in a row that our team has achieved this accomplishment which speaks volumes to who these young ladies are when they come in and who they strive to become while they are here."

To earn the team award, all varsity letterwinners must combine for a grade-point average of at least 3.2 for the most recent academic year. Boise State posted a 3.32 team GPA for the year and ended the most recent semester with a combined 3.41 cumulative GPA.

Poling and Venter picked up the individual honor by maintaining a GPA of at least 3.5 for the 2016-17 academic year.

Earlier this year, Boise State women’s tennis was publicly recognized by the NCAA for ranking in the top-10 percent for multi-year Academic Progress Rates among all Division I women’s tennis programs.

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