Program, Five Penguins Earn ITA Academic Honors

Danylo Veremeichuk
Danylo Veremeichuk

The Youngstown State men's tennis program was named an All-Academic team while five Penguins were tabbed Scholar-Athletes by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Tuesday.

The Penguins who were named Scholar-Athletes included Yossi Dahan, Baher El Mekawi, Matthew Kritzinger, Vasilis Vardakis and Danylo Veremeichuk. 

In all, 735 teams and 4,328 student-athletes across all five divisions of college tennis were honored for both men's and women's collegiate tennis.

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 (on a 4.00 scale). All varsity letterwinners were factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2017 and spring 2018).

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letterwinner, 2.) have a grade-point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year).

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