Seven Big 12 teams and 31 student-athletes were honored for their outstanding academic achievements in the 2013 season by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Three women’s and four 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, Oklahoma and Texas Tech all received the distinction, while Baylor, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas qualified on the men’s side for the Conference.
Individually, 31 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, seven Conference schools had at least one student qualify as a scholar-athlete. Texas Tech paced the Conference with four athletes recognized. Baylor, Oklahoma, TCU and Texas all had three honorees. Oklahoma State placed two scholars, while Kansas State landed one student-athlete on the list.
TCU and Texas led the men’s side of the Conference with three honorees each, while Baylor and Oklahoma State each had two student-athletes recognized. Oklahoma and Texas Tech both added one scholar to the list.