The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its 2017 Academic Awards on Tuesday and six individual Foresters and the Lake Forest College women's team were listed.
Nearly 4,000 scholar-athletes and more than 700 teams were recognized across all divisions.
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 varsity letter winners should be factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2016 and spring 2017).
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, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year).
Recent graduate Dragan Trivanovic and freshman Nick Zazove were listed from the men's team while Sara Grosse, Samantha Russell, Lucia Stumbras, and Kyra Vidas made the cut on the women's side. The Forester women were among the ITA All-Academic Teams for the second time in the last three years. Trivanovic also earned ITA Scholar-Athlete distinction as a freshman.