Tennis Programs Earn Academic Awards from ITA

Tennis Programs Earn Academic Awards from ITA

Men's Academic Awards | Women's Academic Awards

TEMPE, Ariz. - Announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) on Tuesday, a total of 10 student-athletes from the Sewanee men's and women's tennis programs have been recognized as ITA Scholar-Athletes. In addition, both programs were recognized as members of the ITA All-Academic Team.

In total, 735 teams and 4,328 student-athletes were listed to the postseason academic award.

On the men's side, six players: Jordan Brewer, Andres Carro, Aubrey Davis, Jack Gray, Sean Halloran and Zan Meyer were named Scholar-Athletes.

Brewer posted a 14-4 record in singles and a 15-8 mark in doubles. In addition, the McKinney, Texas native finished as an All-Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Second Team selection and ranked 13th in the final Atlantic-South region rankings with partner Andres Carro in doubles.

Carro recorded a 13-7 mark in singles en route to an All-SAA First Team appearance 19th place ranking in the region rankings. The Memphis, Tenn. native also tallied a 13-9 record in doubles. In his two-year career with the Purple and Gold, Carro has records of 25-16 in singles and 29-14 in doubles.

Davis, a two-time SAA Academic Honor Roll selection, tallied records of 7-3 in singles and 4-3 in doubles. The Knoxville, Tenn. native is 18-9 in singles and 15-8 in doubles through two full seasons with the Tigers.

Gray, the 2018 SAA Player of the Year, earns his third appearance as an ITA Scholar-Athlete. The Chattanooga, Tenn. native finished his junior season with a 12-7 mark in singles en route to an appearance at the NCAA Singles Championship and a No. 27 ranking in the final ITA national rankings.

Halloran also earns his third consecutive ITA Scholar-Athlete selection. The Jacksonville, Fla. native is 13-2 overall in singles and 8-1 in doubles.

Meyer posted a 3-1 singles record and won a doubles match in his freshman campaign with the Tigers. The Signal Mountain, Tenn. native was also selected to the SAA Academic Honor Roll back in June.

Four women's players, Maggie Crumbliss, Clementina Davila, Mary Jane McCaghren and Sara Thompson were chosen as ITA Scholar-Athletes.

Crumbliss missed the 2018 season due to an injury, but the Ringgold, Ga. native finishes her career as a two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete, a 40-17 singles mark and a 32-15 doubles record.

Davila adds another academic honor to her career with the Tigers. The Mexico City, Mexico native becomes a four-time ITA Scholar-Athlete. The ITA Division III Singles All-American made three straight appearances at the NCAA Individual Championships. Finishing with a ranking of No. 20 nationally, Davila went 15-4 in singles and 19-7 in doubles, and she finished her career with a 49-28 singles record and a 70-35 doubles record.

McCaghren becomes a three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete. The Memphis, Tenn. native is 10-3 overall in singles and 16-10 in doubles.

Thompson earns her second selection as an ITA Scholar-Athlete. The San Antonio, Texas native went 22-7 in doubles play and 9-2 in singles en route to an All-SAA Honorable Mention selection.

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 through senior year).

From the SAA, a total of 61 student-athletes, 28 men and 33 women, were selected as Scholar-Athletes across six of the eight institutions. Below are the numbers broken down by school:

Hendrix: 14
Millsaps: 11
Sewanee: 10
Birmingham-Southern: 10
Oglethorpe: 9
Centre: 7

In addition, both the men's and women's team were accepted into the ITA All-Academic Team.

The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All varsity letter winners should be factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2016 and spring 2017).

In total, three men's and women's teams, Hendrix, Millsaps and Sewanee, Centre men's team and Birmingham-Southern and Oglethorpe women's teams were selected from the SAA.

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