Men's Tennis Wins Conference USA Sport Academic Award
July 22, 2004
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis men's tennis team posted the highest team GPA of all Conference USA men's tennis programs and received the Conference USA Sport Academic Award for men's tennis it was announced by the league office, Thursday. The Tigers finished the year with a 3.36 team GPA.
Led by senior Lee Taylor Walker, who finished his Tiger career ranked No. 95 in the country and who will receive the ITA/Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship and Leadership Award at the U.S. Open in August, the Tigers added another academic award to the 2003-04 trophy case. In addition to making their first-ever appearance in the Conference USA Men's Tennis Championship semifinals, the Tigers also received the departmental award for the highest men's team GPA and had one freshman, Luke Campbell, post a perfect 4.0 GPA during the spring. Alex Bucewicz, Campbell, Alex Jago, Andrew Olswing, James Spence, Marten Tamla and Walker all posted over a 3.0 GPA and were named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the spring season.
Saint Louis won its ninth-consecutive Institutional Excellence Award for the C-USA institution with the highest grade point average during the current academic year for all student-athletes in all conference-sponsored sports. The Billikens posted a departmental grade point average of 3.23 for the 2003-04 year.
Sport Recipient GPA Baseball Saint Louis 3.21 Men's Basketball USF 2.73 Women's Basketball Saint Louis 3.04 Men's Cross Country Saint Louis 3.25 Women's Cross Country DePaul 3.55 Football Southern Miss 2.50 Men's Golf Louisville 3.36 Women's Golf Louisville 3.49 Men's Soccer USF 3.22 Women's Soccer Saint Louis 3.48 Softball Saint Louis 3.53 Women's Swimming & Diving Saint Louis 3.49 Men's Tennis Memphis 3.36 Women's Tennis DePaul 3.73 Men's Track and Field DePaul 3.13 Women's Track and Field Marquette 3.28 Volleyball Southern Miss 3.48