SKILLMAN, NJ – All three years that Dan Greenberg '08 has served as the Eph men's tennis head coach his team and individual team members have earned ITA Academic Awards.
Under Greenberg the Ephs have improved their NCAA Tournament finishes each year and this past spring they finished third.
In 2011-12 Greenberg's Ephs had an impressive 11 team members singled out for ITA academic distinction.
For the second consecutive year rising senior Bryan Chow won the NCAA's prestigious Elite 89 Award (presented to the student-athlete competing at the men's tennis national quarterfinals with the highest cumulative GPA).
2012 ITA All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes
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 2011 and spring 2012).
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
3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).
Eight of the 11 Ephs earning individual academic honors from the ITA are rising seniors. Ephs honored in 2011-12.
Eph honorees in 2011-12 include: