ASHEVILLE, N.C. - For the fifth straight year, the UNC Asheville women's tennis team was named as one of the 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Teams, which was announced by the organization this week.


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 eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2011 and spring 2012).


"Our women's team has consistently performed very well in the classroom and that tradition continued again last year," stated Bulldog coach Lise Gregory. "We expect that tradition to carry on again this year, as well. I'm very proud of the work our girls do in the classroom"