SKILLMAN, N.J. – Both Oregon men’s and women’s tennis programs earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team honors, while eight players between the two programs earned ITA Scholar-Athlete accolades as announced by the ITA on Thursday, July 10. The all-academic team award marks the fourth straight honor for both programs.
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 (on a 4.00 scale). All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2013 and spring 2014).
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player 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).
As a program the men’s team had a 3.49 cumulative GPA. Freshmen Alberto Reyes and Alex Marcinkowski and sophomore Kevin Farin notched their first ITA Scholar-Athlete award while Daan Maasland earned his second straight.
Reyes posted a team-high 3.98 GPA, narrowly edging out Marcinkowski who had a 3.97 GPA. Farin had the third-best mark with a 3.77 while Maasland had a 3.58.
On the women’s side the Ducks finished with a 3.51 cumulative GPA. Seniors Lana Buttner and Rabea Stueckemann both earned their fourth straight honor while junior Sofia Hager received her second award. Marlou Kluiving was the lone freshman on the team to earn the award.Stueckemann once again held the top spot on the women’s team with a staggering 4.14 GPA while Kluiving had the second-best mark with a 3.90. Hager, who had the third-highest GPA, finished her junior season with a 3.80 while Buttner concluded her career at Oregon with a 3.55.