The Lady Demons posted a team grade point average of 3.71 on a 4.0 scale in 2013-14 to earn the ITA honor, which had a minimum 3.2 GPA requirement. Northwestern State, McNeese State, UNO, Abilene Christian, Lamar and Stephen F. Austin were the six Southland teams to earn the recognition. NSU, UNO and McNeese joins Tulane and UL-Lafayette as the only state schools on the ITA All-Academic Team list, which includes 136 Division I programs around the country.
Four Lady Demons won the ITA Scholar-Athlete Award by posting a GPA of 3.5 or better for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Receiving that distinction were juniors Tatiana Larina and Amy Williams, and sophomores Natalya Krutova and Daniela Simonova.
“I am very proud of what these young ladies achieved this past year in the classroom. They work very hard in all of their classes each and every day. To be up each morning at 6 for workouts, then go to classes, practice in the afternoon, and study each evening is a tall task. A major key to this success is their ability to manage their time effectively. They did this at a very high level,” said Lady Demon tennis coach Patric DuBois.
“We are all very fortunate to have wonderful athletic academic coordinators in Carrie Greene and Kelee Roddy and we certainly have an outstanding faculty and staff at NSU who go above and beyond for all of our students,” he said.