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June 15, 2024 1:07 am

UMO earns academic honors from ITA

MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive women’s tennis program recently received Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team status and eight student-athletes earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors.

Recent graduate Liza Voloshyna earned the laurel for the third time in her career, while fellow graduate Nele Weber garnered the accolade for the second time. Additionally, six Trojans collected the scholar-athlete award for the first time, including Jessica Aylward, Lea Edelstein, Alina Esser, Oriana Izarra, Karlyn Ray and Laura Servien. It is the fourth time in five years that the UMO women’s tennis team was recognized as an all-academic team.

To earn ITA All-Academic Team status, a team must have a cumulative team grade point average of 3.2 or above. In order to receive ITA Scholar-Athlete honors, a student-athlete must have a GPA of at least 3.5 and be enrolled for the current academic year.

The Trojans closed the season ranked No. 43 in the ITA rankings after finishing with a 14-12 overall record. UMO made a consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history after claiming the Conference Carolinas Championship for a second straight year.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics