TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Three members of the Florida State tennis teams – senior Daniela Schippers, junior Gabriella Castaneda, and redshirt junior Lucas Poullain – were each named to their respective All-ACC Academic teams, the league offices announced Monday.
The awards equal last season’s total of three players honored as Benjamin Lock, Marco Nunez, and Daneika Borthwick received all-conference recognition in 2016. The honors are also the first for Schippers, Castaneda, and Poullain.
Schippers, who was named the Most Improved Senior for the Southeast Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, totaled 11 singles victories while holding an 18-3 record in doubles on the year.
Schippers earned a 3.93 Grade Point Average for the 2016-2017 academic year and will complete her bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management in the fall. A two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete, Shippers led the Seminoles as an ITA All-Academic Team in 2016.
Castaneda, who was named to the All-ACC third team on the court, is recognized in the classroom after posting a 3.51 GPA for the academic year.
A graduate transfer from the University of Nantes in France, Poullain earns his first All-ACC Academic recognition after holding a 3.42 GPA while pursuing a Master’s degree in International Affairs. Poullain was named to the All-ACC third team after leading the men’s side in singles victories, doubles victories, and overall wins for the season.
Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career for undergraduate students. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.
The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.
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