Women's Tennis Team Earns Academic Recognition
Aug. 1, 2002
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- - The University of Memphis women's tennis teams was honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Association (ITA) as an ITA All-Academic Team, Thursday.
The women's team was one of 70 NCAA Division I teams to post a team GPA of 3.20 or higher. Memphis was also one of three C-USA schools to earn the academic honor. Charlotte and Tulane were also named to the list.
In addition to the women's team honor, two individual student-athletes were singled out for ITA Scholar-Athlete awards.
Rising senior Sabrina Lindemann and graduated senior Laura Hughes were both recognized for having GPAs of 3.50 or higher. Lindemann, a second-team all-conference performer last season, finished with an overall singles record of 11-10, including a mark of 9-10 at No. 1 singles. She also teamed with Monica Gonzalez-Gordo to post a 19-2 record at No. 1 doubles. Lindemann finished the season ranked No. 30 in the ITA Southeast Region.
The Austrian native has been named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll in each of her three collegiate seasons and has earned a Commissioner's Academic Medal in each of the past two years.
Hughes is also a C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist over the past two seasons and was named to the league Honor Roll all four years of her Lady Tiger career.
The women's tennis team was recognized by Conference USA earlier this summer for having the highest team GPA of all league women's tennis teams. Since 1996, 39 Lady Tigers have been named to the C-USA honor roll and 10 have earned Commissioner's Medals.
The Lady Tigers will open their fall schedule at league foe Saint Louis, Sept. 13-15, in the Billikens' tournament. The Lady Tigers will host their own fall tournament, Oct. 18-20.