TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Departing senior Jake Albo and rising sophomore Alex Knaff were both honored for their work in the classroom and on the court, as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association released a list of ITA Scholar-Athletes on Tuesday afternoon. The honors are the first for both players.
Albo, a senior from Plantation, Fla., saw action in five matches in 2017 and maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average while finishing his degree in information technology.
In his freshman season, Knaff posted a 9-5 overall record, including a win over No. 36 Arkansas in the NCAA First Round. The Luxembourg native also represented his country in Davis Cup play in April, leading his team to Group II promotion.
Knaff posted a 3.6 grade point average in physics in his first year on campus.
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).