Women's Tennis Named ITA All-Academic Team, Six Players Lauded Individually

April Bisharat was one of six Lions named to the ITA Scholar Athlete list.

Aug. 9, 2013

The Loyola Marymount University women's tennis team was named one of 127 Division I women's squads to be named as an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic team, it was announced by the ITA earlier. In addition, April Bisharat, Logan Finnell, Ana Lucia Fuentes, Kristine Kouyoumjian, Tory Parravi and Madison Wesseln were all lauded for their individual academic accomplishments, earning a spot on the ITA Scholar Athlete list.

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. LMU is one of four West Coast Conference schools to be named to the list, as Gonzaga, Santa Clara, and conference newcomer, Pacific, were also selected.

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a player must be a varsity letter winner, have a grade point average of at least 3.50 for the current academic year, and have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters.

Wesseln, who will begin her junior year in the fall, led the way for the Lions individually, sporting a 3.84 GPA as a biology major. Bisharat, who was working toward a masters in education, compiled a 3.61 GPA last year. Fuentes (3.60 - biochemistry), Kouyoumjian (3.52 - accounting), Parravi (3.38 - communication), and Finnell (3.37 - communication) completed the list of six Lions named to the Scholar Athlete list.

For a complete list of the 2013 ITA All-Academic Teams and Scholar Athletes, please visit the following link:
2013 ITA All-Academic Team and Individual Awards




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