July 29, 2005
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida State women’s tennis team was recently awarded academic honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), both as a team and individually on Friday, July, 29 2005. Juniors Lindsay Deason (Fort Myers, FL/Boca Raton Prep), Alina Mihailescu (Constanta, Romania/ Mircea cel Batran) and Miranda Foley (Cambridge, England/ Houston) have earned the distinction of being named to the ITA Scholar-Athlete team.
This is the second consecutive year the women’s tennis program has received the ITA All-Academic Team Award. The 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 eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CAJUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year.
Deason and Mihailescu earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status in 2004 while the 2005 team captain, Foley, received the honor for the first time in her first season with the Seminoles.
For a student-athlete to be eligible to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status they must meet all of the following criteria: 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.
Florida State is just one of 82 Division I Women’s programs and one of three conference teams to have earned the award for the 2004-2005 season. In the 2003-2004 season, six Tribe members made the scholar-athlete lists.