Drury men’s and women’s tennis teams earn ITA academic awards

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- Both the Drury men’s and women’s tennis teams earned academic awards, and several team members received individual academic accolades from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association this week. 

Both Drury squads were named ITA All-Academic Teams for having a team grade point average better than 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Each varsity letter winner is factored into the cumulative team GPA. 

Eight Drury women’s tennis players were also named ITA Scholar-Athletes. Kseniia Eremina (Soph., Moscow, Russia), Lily Gardner (Soph., Rogersville, Mo.), Josephine Jedrychowski (Jr., Caen, France), Clara Kuehnle (Soph., Glashuetten, Germany), Rupkatha Mukherjee (Fr., Kolkata, India), Madelene Schneider (Gartringen, Germany), Cristina Valverde (Jr., Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), Anatasia White (Kingston, Saint Vincent & The Grenadines) all received academic honors from the ITA. 

Four from the Drury men’s team also picked up academic awards. Mark Belk (Fr., Jonesboro, Ark.), Augustin Diot (Sr., Thoiry, France), Gregor Kokalj (Sr., Litija, Slovenia), and Richard Zhou (Fr., Burlington, Ont., Canada) all received the award for their work in the classroom in 2020-21.

ITA Scholar-Athletes all needed to carry at least a 3.5 grade point average for the current academic year. 

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