Bronco Women's Tennis Garners ITA All-Academic Team Award, Places Four on Scholar-Athlete List

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State women's tennis team has been recognized for the fourth straight season as an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic team as well as four Broncos earning individual ITA Scholar-Athlete honors.

The Broncos were one of 113 NCAA Division I teams to earn the ITA All-Academic team award while 2008-09 senior Jana Mackova earned her fourth straight ITA Scholar-Athlete award. Fellow 2008-09 senior Laura Baum and senior-to-be Bianca Jochimsen each earned their third consecutive scholar-athlete honors. Sophomore-to-be Rocio Frej picked up her first career ITA Scholar-Athlete award.

The ITA All-Academic team award is given to a program that produces a cumulative team grade point average (GPA) of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). Any student-athlete who competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2008 and spring 2009).

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).

The Broncos were one of only three Western Athletic Conference schools to garner the team award. New Mexico State earned the team award while placing six on the individual honors list. The University of Nevada-Reno also earned the team award and had five student-athletes with individual honors.

For a full list of teams and individual honorees visit: www.itatennis.com



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