LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland men's tennis earned All-Academic Team honors released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for the 2019-20 academic year, the organization announced Thursday.
The honor is given to programs with a team grade-point average (GPA) of 3.20 or higher during the school year. The Phoenix posted a 3.38 cumulative team GPA. The Phoenix were the only Mid-South Conference school to earn the award.
The ITA also released the Scholar-Athlete Awards on Thursday. Student-athletes must have above a 3.5 GPA to be eligible for the ITA Scholar-Athlete award. Javier Alonso Egea, Francisco Fernandez, and Frangil Ramirez earned the Scholar-Athlete Award.
In 2020, 225 NAIA Men student-athletes were named an ITA Scholar-Athlete, and 44 men’s tennis programs were awarded the All-Academic Team distinction.