Five Different Bears Earn ITA Scholar-Athlete Status; Brown Earns ITA All-Academic Team Award

Sept. 10, 2008

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown men's tennis team was one of 42 men's tennis teams in the country to earn the ITA All-Academic Team award, while five different members of the team are among 265 student-athletes across the country to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status. Brown was one of six Ivy League teams to earn the team honor, while tying with Columbia and Yale with five scholar-athlete selections. Cornell, Dartmouth, and Princeton all had six selections for a total of 23 across the League.

Brown's individual honorees include Chris Lee '09 (Sudbury, MA), Jonathan Pearlman '11 (New York, NY), Charlie Posner '11 (Cambridge, MA), Basu Ratnam '09 (Oyster Bay, NY), and Cody Simmons '10 (Gainesville, FL).

The All-Academic Team Award 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 matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year.

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a player must be a varsity letter winner, have a GPA of at least 3.50 for the current academic year, and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters.