July 15, 2014

GC Women’s Tennis Team, Players Honored for Academics by ITA

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SKILLMAN, N.J. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recently released its All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes, with Georgia College women's tennis bringing home plenty of hardware.

The Bobcats were picked as one of the All-Academic Teams, and put four on the ITA Scholar-Athlete list. The 2014 season marks the third-straight All-Academic honor for Bobcat women's tennis.

Graduated senior Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) led the quartet, with rising junior Sarah Murray (Alpharetta, Ga.), and rising sophomore sisters Macy Polk and Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) also earning distinction.

Marevic has now taken the honor all three of her seasons at Georgia College. Murray has also earned the award in each of the two seasons she has been a Bobcat.  

The ITA All-Academic Team 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/CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2013 and spring 2014).

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).

Another outstanding season has come to a close for GC Women's Tennis, making the 20th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament with a 19-8 mark. The Bobcats took fifth place in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament, and placed Macy Polk on the All-PBC Team.

The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at @GCBobcats on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCBobcats.com for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.