Trevor Rich | Posted: 11 Jul 2023 | Updated: 18 Jul 2023

BYU Earns ITA All-Academic Awards - Four Student Athletes Awarded

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ITA All-Academic 2023 Team
ITA All-Academic

TEMPE, Ariz — The 2023 Division I Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Awards were released Monday, July 10, and BYU women's tennis was well represented.

BYU was recognized as a 2023 Division I ITA All-Academic team. In order to be to be nominated, the Cougars needed to have a team GPA of 3.2 or above.

In addition, four student-athletes within the program were recognized as ITA Division I Scholar-Athletes, including Emilee Astle, Bobo Huang, Madison Smith and Kara Wheatley. For student-athletes to be eligible as ITA Scholar-Athletes, they needed to maintain a GPA of at least a 3.5. 

“We are really proud of these girls," said head coach Holly Hasler. "Within our team, we are consistently encouraging success in the classroom. They have such a rigorous schedule and it takes a lot of hard work, discipline, and time management to receive Academic Honors such as this."

The Cougars have been named as an ITA All-Academic team in back-to-back years and had six athletes awarded in 2022. 

BYU will look to compete in its first season in the Big 12 Conference beginning this fall. 

View the full release from the ITA.

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