The University of Louisville men’s tennis team added more academic accolades following the 2017-18 season. The Cardinals were selected as an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team while Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff and Santiago Salazar earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors.

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).

“I am really proud of our team getting the designation of being named Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team,” said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. “We had our highest team GPA in program history this season even though most of the players were upperclassmen who were taking difficult course loads. Our team values the role of being a student and athlete and wants to be great at both. We have a group of guys that are serious students.”

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).

“I am especially proud of Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff and Santiago Salazar who were named ITA Scholar-Athletes,” said Ecarma. “They were both leaders on and off the court and they have bright futures.”

Lori Korte
Assistant Sports Information Director
University of Louisville Athletics

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