TEMPE, AZ – Seven University of the District of Columbia tennis student-athletes received the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Scholar –Athlete honor. Men's tennis athletes Alexis Baguelin, Rok Bozic, Marco Feligioni, Josip Marinic; and women's tennis athletes Anastasiia Danylova, Dominika Hadnadova, and Paula Avellan were honored with Scholar- Athlete status for the 2017-2018 academic year.
ITA Scholar- Athlete status is awarded to players that have maintained at least a 3.50 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the current academic year, have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters, and have been awarded a varsity letter.
Adding to this ITA honor, Bozic was also named ITA Senior Player of the Year in the East Region for 2018. Baguelin, received the Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship award for his academic achievements and extracurricular activities. Hadnadova, earned Women's Tennis 2nd Team All-East Coast Conference Distinction.
UDC's men's and women's tennis teams were also awarded the ITA All-Academic team award. This honor is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team GPA of 3.2 or above on a 4.0 scale. Head Coach Mahaffey has expressed great pride in his team's athletic and academic ability, "I'm very proud of both teams' continued excellence in the classroom and on the court."
As women's tennis season nears UDC Athletics is excited for what the future holds!
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