MEDFORD - The Tufts University men's tennis team - which has the highest grade point average out of any Jumbo team - was included among the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) 2018 All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes announced on Tuesday.
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 were factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2017 and spring 2018). The Tufts team achieved a 3.589 mark this year.
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must be a varsity letter-winner, have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters (including freshman through senior year). The 11 Jumbos who earned the honor are Owen Bartok, Ben Battle, Ethan Bernstein, Ben Biswas, Danny Coran, Carl Grant, Armaan Kalra, Jason Scanlon, Boris Sorkin, Zach Shaff and Justin Brogan. The 11 recipients is tied for the third-most among NCAA Division III teams.
Head coach Karl Gregor's Tufts team finished the year with a 10-6 record and were #22 in the final ITA Division III national poll.