July 10, 2014
SKILLMAN, N.J. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its 2014 All-Academic Teams Wednesday afternoon. The University of Minnesota women’s tennis team was a recipient of the ITA All-Academic Team award, while Yuliana Umanets, Tereza Brichacova, and Paula Rincon Otero were honored as ITA Scholar-Athletes.
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). ITA Scholar-Athletes must have a grade point average of at least 3.50 for the current academic year.
Umanets, who graduated with a degree in business and marketing eduation, and finance major Rincon Otero were also named ITA Scholar-Athletes in 2013. Brichacova, a first-time honoree, is double majoring in journalism and German. All three players were also Academic All-Big Ten honorees, while Umanets and Brichacova received Big Ten Distinguished Scholar accolades.
As a team, the Gophers earned the ITA All-Academic Team award for the ninth consecutive year and garnered the Minnesota Women’s Athletics Team Academic Award for the sixth year in a row.
Ryba Named to All-Big Ten Team
Caroline Ryba has been named to the All-Big Ten Team for her excellence this season, the conference announced Thursday.
Gophers Fall in B1G Tournament
Minnesota battled down to the wire but fell 4-1 to Wisconsin in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament this afternoon.
Gophers Ready for Border Battle Rematch
Minnesota made the Big Ten Tournament and will be the first match taking on Wisconsin Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Michigan State Tennis Facilities.