August 4, 1998
PRINCETON, NJ -- The Washington State University women's tennis team is among the 82 Division I teams who have met the criteria for Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic honors for the 1997-98 season.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.2 or above (on a 4.0 scale). All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA eligibility form and have competed in one or more matches must be averaged into the cumulative grade point average.
Cougar coach Cari Groce's squad made its first-ever NCAA Championship Tournament appearance last spring at the West Regionals in Las Vegas, Nev.
In addition to the 64 women's team selections, 18 men's teams were honored. A total of 164 women and men were also selected as ITA Scholar-Athletes at the Division I level.
The ITA is the governing body of collegiate tennis and promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of the collegiate tennis community. The ITA administers the ITA Collegiate Grand Slam, the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit presented by the USTA, and the ITA Rankings for men's and women's tennis. The ITA also has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership and sportsmanship.