SKILLMAN, N.J. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has announced its 2014 Scholar-Athlete Award winners. Two players from the University of North Carolina men's tennis team have been honored with these awards - sophomore Connor Daly (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) and senior Nelson Vick (Grafton, Wis).
Nelson Vick won the award for the second successive year.
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria. He must be a varsity letter winner and have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year. He must also have been enrolled at his present school for at least two semesters.
All ITA Scholar-Athletes receive a certificate to recognize their achievement.
"The ITA wishes to congratulate the ITA Scholar-Athletes for achieving great success both on and off the court," said David Benjamin, Executive Director of the ITA.
About the ITA Awards program:
As the governing body of collegiate tennis, the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of varsity collegiate tennis players. The ITA, which is comprised of nearly 1,700 men's and women's varsity coaches and 20,000 student-athletes from over 1,200 institutions, has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership, sportsmanship and athletic performance. The ITA annually recognizes over 3,000 student-athletes on an individual and team basis from over 500 different varsity tennis programs. For more information on the ITA Awards program, please visit www.itatennis.com.