Shoremen Tennis Players, Team Earn Academic Recognition from ITA

Shoremen Tennis Players, Team Earn Academic Recognition from ITA

SKILLMAN, N.J. -- The Washington College men's tennis team has earned an All-Academic Team Award from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), while three Shoremen have also garnered ITA Scholar-Athlete status. 

The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA member program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a student-athlete 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).

Joel Novick (Cape May Court House, N.J./Middle Township), Ryan Holtschneider (Kingsville, Md./Perry Hall), and Emanuel Keiler (Meriden, Conn./Orville H. Platt) are the Shoremen's 2014 ITA Scholar-Athletes.

Novick, who received a B.A. in Political Science from Washington College in May, is a four-time ITA Scholar-Athlete. He received the Alfred Reddish Award this spring as the graduating Washington College male student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average. A three-time Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll qualifier, he was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa earlier this year.

Holtschneider is now a three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll qualifier. Keiler is a first-time ITA Scholar-Athlete.