Boise State Women's Tennis Earns 2008 ITA All-Academic Team Award
BOISE, Idaho The Boise State women’s tennis team has been named a 2008 Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team award winner, while three Bronco student-athletes earned ITA Scholar-Athlete individual honors.

The Broncos were one of 102 NCAA Division I teams to earn a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). The Broncos earned a 3.38 GPA during the 2007-08 academic year.

All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2007 and spring 2008).

Two juniors Laura Baum (Stuttgart, Germany) and Jana Mackova (Nova Dubnica, Slovakia) were joined by sophomore Bianca Jochimsen (Rodgau, Germany) as three of 499 ITA Scholar-Athlete individual award winners. The 2008 award is Baum’s career first; posting a 3.70 GPA this year. Mackova earns her third ITA Scholar-Athlete award after receiving a 3.50 GPA. Jochimsen earned her second consecutive award with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

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

A full list of the award winners is available at the link above.

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