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.
Gophers Hand Out Team Awards at Banquet
The University of Minnesota women’s tennis team held their team banquet Sunday where they handed out team awards and celebrated the season.
Ryba Earns All-Big Ten Honors
Caroline Ryba was named to the All-Big Ten Team for the second time in her collegiate career and was also named the team's Sportsmanship Award recipient.
Comeback Falls Short for Gophers
No. 8 seeded Minnesota fell in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament to No. 9 seeded Nebraska, 4-3, after falling in the final set.