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Six Big 12 Tennis Squads Named ITA All-Academic Teams

Six Big 12 teams and 20 student-athletes were recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association for academic achievement in the 2012 season.

Four women's squads and two men's programs were named ITA All-Academic Teams for maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale).

The women's programs for Baylor, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas Tech all received the distinction, while Baylor and Oklahoma State qualified on the men's side for the Conference. 

Individually, 20 Big 12 Conference tennis players earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status.

To qualify for the scholar-athlete honor a player must meet the following criteria:

1. be a varsity letterwinner;
2. have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale) for the current academic year;
3. have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).

On the women's side, five Conference schools had at least one student qualify as a scholar-athlete. Texas Tech paced the Conference with four athletes recognized, while Texas had three. Baylor placed two scholars, while Kansas State and Texas A&M each landed one student-athlete on the list.

Texas led the men's side of the Conference with three honorees, while Baylor and Oklahoma State each had two student-athletes recognized. Oklahoma and Texas Tech both added one scholar to the list.

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