PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State women's tennis team has been honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for its academic achievement during the 2013-2014 season. Additionally, Charlotte Koning and Elizaveta Luzina were also honored by the ITA for their individual academic achievements.
During the 2013-14 season the Cougars earned a 3.27 team grade point average, as the team earned the ITA Academic Award for the eighth consecutive season. 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.
To be recognized as an ITA Scholar-Athlete, student-athletes must be a varsity letter winner, maintain a 3.5 GPA during the current season, and have been enrolled in their school for at least two semesters.
Koning, a rising senior from Kropswolde, The Netherlands majoring in psychology, posted a 4.00 grade point average during the 2013-14 season. It marked the third consecutive year she has earned the honor. She is a member of the President's Honor Roll and WSU Athletics All-Academic team. This past season she battled through injury, posting a 7-11 singles record.
Luzina, a rising senior from Moscow, Russia majoring in fine arts, recorded a 3.78 GPA during the past academic year as she appeared on the ITA All-Academic team for the third-straight season.
Luzina posted a 29-10 record this past season while playing in the No. 1 singles position. The 2014 Northwest Region recipient of the ITA Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship, Luzina is also a member of the WSU All-Athletics team and President’s Honor Roll.