ASHEVILLE, N.C, - The UNC Asheville men'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).


This marks the second straight year the Bulldog men's tennis team has been honored by the ITA. Asheville also had success on the court in 2012 as the Bulldogs finished in second place in the Big South Conference, the program's highest regular-season finish ever with a 5-2 league mark. Bulldog head coach Lise Gregory was named Big South Coach of the Year.


"I'm very proud of what our men's team accomplished on the court last season, but I'm even prouder of what we accomplished in the classroom," stated Gregory.