Bronco Tennis Teams Earn Academic Awards

BOISE, Idaho After a season that saw each of the Boise State University tennis programs ranked by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, postseason awards have continued to come in, but not just for on-court performances.


Both the Bronco men’s and women’s tennis programs were named ITA All-Academic Teams, and each placed individuals on the ITA Scholar Athlete list. The men were one of 32 teams to earn All-Academic team status, while the women were one of 92 teams to earn the award.


Freshmen Tatiana Ganzha and Jana Mackova were two of 417 women to be named to the ITA Scholar Athlete team.


“I believe this is a reflection of what (Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services) Gabe Rosenvall, (Learning Center Coordinator) Eric Kile and the entire academic program staff have done with our teams,” head women’s tennis coach Mark Tichenor said. “People never see that side of things, but Gabe has been great to our program, and Eric has been outstanding with his everyday contributions. The girls sacrifice a lot, but that combination is the reason why we received the academic team award.”


On the men’s team, senior Ehren Vaughan, sophomore Brent Werbeck and sophomore Jamaal Hepburn were among 230 Division I student-athletes to earn ITA Scholar Athlete status.


“These kids are working hard,” head men’s tennis coach Greg Patton said. “They are constantly working to improve on the court, and when they aren’t working on their game, they are working on their studies. I am proud of what this team has accomplished both on the court and in the classroom.”

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