Florida Tech Earns Program’s Highest National Ranking
By Space Coast Daily // June 11, 2012
SKILLMAN New Jersey – Coming off its fourth consecutive NCAA Division II Championship appearance, Florida Tech achieved its highest national ranking ever at No. 17 in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II Poll.
The Panthers’ final ranking is one spot higher than when they debuted at No. 18 entering the spring season.
Led by head coach Bill Macom, FIT posted a 16-9 overall mark in 2012, which included five wins over ranked opponents. Its last win came against then 19th-ranked Florida Southern, 6-3, in the Panthers’ regular-season finale.
Katarina Huba and her sister Kristina Huba wrapped up their season as two of the top-ranked players in Division II.
Katarina ended her career ranked No. 30. Kristina, meanwhile, entered the singles rankings for the first time in her two years as a Panther at No. 35.
The Huba sisters also received recognition in the national doubles poll. As FIT’s top tandem, they ranked No. 13 in Division II.
ITA Division II Poll:http://tinyurl.com/85rca2e
According to Wikapedia
Florida Institute of Technology is an independent technological university that provides quality education, furthers knowledge through basic and applied research, and serves the diverse needs of local, state, national and international constituencies.
Florida Institute of Technology, also known as Florida Tech and FIT, is located in Melbourne, Florida, United States.
Founded in 1958 as Brevard Engineering College, the institute has been known by its present name since 1966.
Ranked as a first-tier national university in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 college ranking guide.
Barron’s Guide rated Florida Tech a “Best Buy” in College Education.
One of the top 13 technical institutions in engineering in the Fiske Guide to Colleges and one of the nation’s top 18 technological institutions in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2009[citation needed.
In 2009, Washington Monthly ranked Florida Tech’s ROTC program first in nation and rated Florida Tech as the top private university in Florida; listing research impact as one of the ranking criteria.
Princeton Review rates Florida Institute of Technology among the top southeastern colleges.
In 2010, Forbes Magazine rated Florida Tech as one of the top 20 colleges that leave graduates with the most debt.
Forbes reports that 69% of students graduated with debt, while only 26% of students received Pell grants.
The average debt for a graduating student was $40,630.