TEMPE, Ariz. (July 26, 2018) – Milka Genkova
, Elisa Koonik
, Myiah Scott
and Tessa van Der Ploeg
were each named ITA Scholar-Athletes for their work in the classroom, while the Cowgirl team was honored with the 2018 Intercollegiate Tennis Associations' (ITA) All-Academic Team Award. The awards were given out by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Tuesday. In all, 735 teams and 4,328 student-athletes across all five divisions of college tennis were honored.
Koonik and van Der Ploeg each finished their junior campaigns with 4.00 gpa's in marketing and management respectively while earning Academic All-Mountain West and Scholar-Athlete honors. Genkova also garnered Academic All-MW and Scholar-Athlete honors after carrying a 3.687 gpa in finance, while Scott finished her freshman campaign with a 3.571 gpa in physiology/pre-pharmacy. Both were also selected Academic All-MW and MW Scholar-Athlete. As a team, the Cowgirls earned the award with a 3.64 grade point average during the 2017-18 academic year.
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 through senior year).
Koonik finished the year 20-8 overall while van Der Pleog went 15-11 in singles action. The duo went 17-12 overall in doubles. Genkova was 23-8 overall in singles play and 15-15 followed by Scott saw action in 18 singles matches.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All varsity letter winners were factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2017 and spring 2018).
Wyoming finished the 2017-18 season 12-8 overall and 3-2 in Mountain West action.