Women’s Tennis Team Honored for Academic Achievement
Contact: John Simms
August 22, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia State University Women’s Tennis Team Honored for Academic Achievement
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – The 2012-13 West Virginia State University (WVSU) women’s tennis team has been named a national NCAA Division II All-Academic Team by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).
The ITA honors programs that have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher for the school year. The Yellow Jacket women qualified finishing the 2012-13 school year with a 3.41 average. Junior Jordan Kerns and freshman Diana Cotoros each earned national ITA Scholar-Athlete status, an honor that requires a minimum 3.50 grade point average.
The WVSU squad won the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles and advanced to the round of 32 in the NCAA tournament last spring.
Team members were Brittany Franco, Andreea Slusarciuc, Cora Berna, Cotoros, Kerns, Charlotte Sandy and Amber Schneider.
West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.