Women's Tennis Achieves Academic Excellence
Aug. 2, 2016

TEMPE, Ariz. - Boise State women’s tennis was named an ITA All-Academic Team and three Broncos earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status, by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Boise State has earned the tam award 10 of the past 11 years. The three individuals recognized were Hanna Kantenwein, Nancy Menjivar and Bobbi Oshiro.

"The success of these young ladies in the classroom makes our program so proud. This is truly a great accomplishment,” said head coach Beck Roghaar. “We've had a lot of academic success over the years and making that a part of the tradition and legacy of our program is very important to all of us.”

To earn the team award, all varsity letterwinners must combine for a grade-point average of 3.2 for the most recent academic year. Boise State posted a 3.39 team GPA for the year and ended the most recent semester with a combined 3.43 cumulative GPA.

“We want our student-athletes' experience, and what they learn, to resonate in their lives long after their time here at Boise State is done, and we feel strongly that this type of success leads to that,” said Roghaar. “All of our young ladies worked very hard to achieve this, and I'm very proud of the effort throughout the process."

Oshiro rounded out her Boise State career as a four-time ITA Scholar-Athlete. She is just the fourth student-athlete in program history to accomplish the feat, joining Kaitlyn Brown (2012-15), Bianca Jochimsen (2007-10) and Jana Mackova (2006-09).

Kantenwein and Menjivar both earned the first ITA Scholar-Athlete awards of their careers.

“The success wouldn't be possible without our academic adviser, Eric Kile, and all the work he and our academic staff does across the board here at Boise State,” Roghaar said. “In my mind, our success boils down to surrounding ourselves with the right people in our teammates, coaches and advisors. Everyone is working hard to make sure our academic performance is just as successful as our on-court performance, and I'm very proud of the three individuals honored by the ITA as well as our team.”

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. The program recorded a perfect score.

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