UPLAND, Ind. – The Taylor University men's tennis program was recently recognized for academic excellence by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. TU was named as one of 21 ITA Scholar-Teams and claimed a nation's best six ITA Scholar-Athlete nods.
In order to be tabbed for ITA Scholar-Team honors, a program must post a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20 or above on a 4.0 scale during the current academic year and be nominated by its head coach.
ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition is given to student-athletes who are varsity letterwinners and boast a GPA of at least 3.50 during the current academic year. Individuals also must have been enrolled at their current institution for at least two semesters and must be nominated by their head coach.
Taylor was one of 21 NAIA men's tennis programs to be recognized and matched Arizona Christian and SCAD Savannah as the three teams to garner six ITA Scholar-Athlete awards. Jonathan Forte, Stephen All, Victor Cheng, Alex Hunter, Jacob Scott and Patrick Warren each accomplished that task, to give the Trojans six-of-118 spots on the list from the NAIA.