ETSU women’s tennis earns ITA All-Academic Team honors

Published 11:05 am Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Five Bucs named ITA Scholar-Athletes 

TEMPE, Ariz. – On Monday, July 11, the ETSU women’s tennis team earned ITA All-Academic honors, while five Buccaneers were named ITA Scholar-Athletes, as the organization announced its academic awards on Monday.

The Bucs generated a team grade point average of 3.60 in 2021-22, while Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), Maria Emilia Alfaro (Azul, Argentina), Maria Fernanda Carvajal (Queretaro, Mexico), Yunuen Elizarraras (Cuernavaca, Mexico) and Mayya Gorbunova (Moscow, Russia) were named ITA Scholar-Athletes.

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Alfaro and Elizarraras both posted perfect 4.0 GPAs during the 2021-22 academic year, while Gorbunova registered a 3.91 mark, Bakhodirova had a 3.77 and Carvajal added a 3.68 GPA.

“I am very happy that our team is performing in the classroom,” said head coach Ricky Rojas, who was named Southern Conference Coach of the Year. “They are students first and I am super proud on how seriously they take their academics.”

During the spring semester, the women’s tennis team totaled a 3.782 GPA, which was the highest mark among all ETSU athletic teams.

To be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete, one must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year
  • Be listed on the institutional eligibility form

 

To be named an ITA All-Academic Team, programs must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a team grade point average of 3.2 or above (on a 4.00 scale),
  • All student-athletes included should be listed on the institutional eligibility form, and
  • All varsity letter winners should be factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year

For more information on Buccaneer women’s tennis, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the women’s tennis tab.