ITA Recognizes Cougar Tennis for Academic Achievement

Aug. 16, 2008

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University tennis team has been honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for its scholastic achievement, the organization announced recently. Additionally, Ekaterina Burduli and Bianca Selaru were recognized for their academic achievements following the 2007-08 season.

The Cougar team was named an All-Academic Team, which recognizes those programs that maintain a collective grade point average of 3.20. Burduli graduated in May with a degree in psychology and was recently named the Cougars assistant coach while Selaru returns for his senior season tu pursue her humanities degree.

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.

Earlier this summer Burduli and Selaru earned Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic honors, with Burduli being named to the second team and Selaru an honorable mention selection.
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