Twelve Florida Tech Panthers Named ITA Scholar Athletes
By Giles Malone // July 20, 2012
STAND OUTS ON THE TENNIS COURT & CLASSROOM
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — Florida Tech recently placed 12 student-athletes on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II Scholar Athlete list for earning a grade point average of at least a 3.50 during the 2011-12 academic year.
Eight members of the women’s tennis team earned recognition, including:
• Katie Close (Marine Biology),
• Stephanie Dohner (Marine Biology),
• Abigail Greif (Psychology),
• Katarina Huba (Chemistry),
• Kristina Huba (Chemistry),
• Abbey Keister (Communication),
• Monica Price (Chemistry)
• Alexis Weinnig (Oceanography).
Lewis University was the only institution among 71 schools who had more than eight ITA Scholar Athletes. Lewis had 10 student-athletes recognized, followed by Florida Tech, Florida Southern and Minnesota State-Mankato, which each placed eight on the list.
The eight Panthers helped Florida Tech’s women’s team receive an ITA All-Academic Team honor. To earn the award, a team must have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or above.
Four members of the men’s team were also chosen ITA Scholar Athletes. They include Beau Fieldsend (Sports Management), James McLane (Software Engineering), Jimmy Nguyen (Electrical Engineering) and Mike Schmidt (Aerospace Engineering).
Also, Florida Tech’s women’s tennis team was selected an ITA All-Academic Team.