Trojan Tennis Nets ITA Academic Awards|
July 16, 2015
USC women’s and men’s tennis are both represented on this season's ITA academic honor roll. The Women of Troy have been honored as a team, boasting a 3.39 combined GPA to score ITA All-Academic Team honors. In addition, four USC women and one USC male player have earned status at ITA Scholar-Athletes for their 2014-15 GPAs over 3.5. On the women’s side, seniors Gabriella DeSimone, Sabrina Santamaria and Zoë Scandalis and freshman Gabby Smith are on the list, with Max de Vroome standing tall for the USC men.
As 2015 NCAA Semifinalists, the USC women had a standout season on the courts to go along with their powerful performances in the classroom. In her final year as a Trojan Zoë Scandalis topped the team with a 3.83 GPA in 2014-15. Fellow senior Sabrina Santamaria was next in line with a 3.67 GPA, with freshman Gabby Smith just a step behind at 3.66. Senior Gabriella DeSimone finished the year at 3.57 to secure her status as an ITA Scholar-Athlete alongside her fellow Women of Troy.
For the USC men, junior Max de Vroome pinned up a 2014-15 GPA of 3.58 to secure his first award as an ITA Scholar-Athlete.
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 varsity letter winners should be factored into the cumulative team 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 through senior year).