ITA Recognizes Huskies for Academic Success

Aug. 13, 2008

SKILLMAN, N.J. - Senior Andy Kuharszky and freshman Tobi Obenaus were both recently honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for their scholastic achievement, and Washington men's tennis as a whole was named an ITA All-Academic Team.

The team award is bestowed on schools that maintain a collective grade point average above a 3.20. Only 41 Division I men's teams earned the honor, and out of the Pac-10, only Stanford and Washington met the academic standards.

Kuharszky (Budapest, Hungary) recently completed his four-year career, and was one of the Huskies' best student-athletes ever. He was a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic team member with two first team selections and one second team honor. In addition, Kuharszky served as president this year of the Washington Student-Athlete Advisory Council, and was awarded a Pac-10 postgraduate scholarship.

Obenaus (Waidhofen, Austria) is coming off a strong freshman season where he went 9-9 in singles and 17-8 in doubles play. This is his first academic honor.

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 two semesters.

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