July 16, 2012

Men’s Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Team Award; Seven Bears Named ITA Scholar-Athletes

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Brown men's tennis team is one of five Ivy League teams and one of 78 nationally in Division I to earn the ITA All-Academic Team Award, which is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above. All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity match must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2011 and spring 2012).

In the League, Brown joins Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale in earning the Team Award. In addition to earning the All-Academic Team Award, Brown also had seven individual student-athletes earn Scholar-Athlete status.

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a payer must meet the following criteria: 1) be a varsity letter winner, 2) have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale) for the current academic year, and 3) have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).

Brown's individual honorees include recent graduate Andrew Yazmer (Simsbury, CT), rising senior Tom Deighton (London, England), and rising junior David Neff (New York, NY), who all earned the honor for the second consecutive year. Four other Bears were recognized for the first time in their careers: rising junior Soufiane Azargui (Burlington, ONT), and rising sophomores Daniel Hirschberg (Westport, CT), Jacob Laser (Glencoe, IL), and William Spector (Weston, MA).