Men’s Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Team Award; 6 Bears Named ITA Scholar-Athletes

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown men's tennis team is one of six Ivy League teams and one of 74 nationally in Division I to earn the ITA All-Academic Team Award, which is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above. All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity match must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2010 and spring 2011).

In the League, Brown joins Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton and Yale in earning the Team Award. In addition to earning the All-Academic Team Award, Brown also had six individual student-athletes earn Scholar-Athlete status.

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 thorough senior year).

Brown's individual honorees include recent graduates Kendrick Au (St. John's, NF), who earned the award for the second time in his career, and Charlie Posner (Cambridge, MA), who earned the award for the third time in his career. Rising senior Andrew Yazmer (Simsbury, CT), rising juniors Tom Deighton (London, England) and Miles Garrigues (NY), and rising sophomore David Neff (New York, NY) were all also recognized, as each earned the honor for the first time in their careers.

Pictured: Charlie Posner '11. Photo by DSPics.net.