DeLand, Fla. - Perennially high achievers in the classroom as well as on the courts, the Stetson men's tennis team was named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team on Wednesday with seven Hatters being named ITA Scholar-Athletes as well. In addition, rising sophomore MayaBlue Stauffer-MacDowell (Asheville, N.C.) and rising junior Jen Miller (Tampa, Fla.) of the Stetson women's tennis team claimed ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition for themselves.
ITA Scholar-Athletes must have a grade point average for the academic year of at least 3.50 while ITA All-Academic Teams must feature a cumulative team GPA of at least 3.20. Stetson was one of 71 NCAA Division I men's tennis squads (out of 300+) to receive this award; only Creighton, Dartmouth and Mississippi State had more ITA Scholar-Athletes honored than the Hatters.
The seven Stetson men's tennis student-athletes are recent graduates Cesare Gallo '11 (Portogruaro, Italy), Alex Hackett '11 (Surrey, England), rising seniors Maksim Levanovich (Minsk, Belarus), Dane Moran (Morpeth, Australia) and Njal Stene (Oslo, Norway), rising junior Erik Halaj (Hoover, Ala.) and rising sophomore Hans Adrian Riseng (Oslo, Norway). As a program, Stetson has now captured three consecutive ITA All-Academic Team awards on the men's side.