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ITA Honors Six WAC Teams, 42 Student-Athletes for Academics
Courtesy: WAC

Six WAC teams and 41 student-athletes were named to the 2014 ITA All-Academic Teams on Thursday.

On the men's side, Chicago State, New Mexico State and Texas-Pan American earned team honors and 18 student-athletes earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status. New Mexico State led the way with eight individual selections. Chicago State and Kansas City each had three selection, while Texas-Pan American and Seattle U each had two honorees.

For the women, New Mexico State, Seattle U and Texas-Pan American earned team honors and 23 student-athletes earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status. Texas-Pan American led the way with seven individaul selections. New Mexico State (six), Seattle U (five), Chicago State (three) and Kansas City also had invidual student-athletes honored.

The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA member program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, or CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2013 and spring 2014).

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 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 thorough senior year).

Men's ITA Scholar-Athletes:
Julian Chavez, Chicago State
Luis Ulloa, Chicago State
Rashley Yeremia, Chicago State
Uldis Gaismins, Kansas City
Jai Grewal, Kansas City
Daniel DeZamacona, Kansas City
Degardin, Germain, New Mexico State
Thomas Douglas, New Mexico State
Liam Goldberg, New Mexico State
Jeremy Harlas, New Mexico State
Naveensaii Manivannan, New Mexico State
Patrick Pfister, New Mexico State
Strahinja Trecakov, New Mexico State
Marc Westgate, New Mexico State
Augustus Orlando, Seattle U
Brian Nguyen, Seattle U
Joseph Bishop, Texas Pan American
Ricardo Hopker, Texas Pan American
Sebastien Job, Texas Pan American

Women's ITA Scholar-Athletes:
Kirsa Utech, Chicago State
Karyn Emeralda, Chicago State
Faith Huckabee, Chicago State
Dimitra Stavruanakou, Kansas City
Madeline Schulte, Kansas City
Susana Alcaraz Gonzalez, New Mexico State
Mia Brandt, New Mexico State
Brittany Collens, New Mexico State
Ashvarya Shrivastava, New Mexico State
Maria Van der Ben, New Mexico State
Annemieke Witte, New Mexico State
Samantha Garrard, Seattle U
Kristen James, Seattle U
Kailyn Skjonsby, Seattle U
Gabriella Weissmann, Seattle U
Connie Wurden, Seattle U
Christel Amsallem, Texas Pan American
Didi Fatchikova, Texas Pan American
Eleaine Barron, Texas Pan American
Heather Borsos, Texas Pan American
Mariana Ranzahuer, Texas Pan American
Stanislava Stachova, Texas Pan American
Wanda Beguelin, Texas Pan American

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