Tennis — Northwestern State honored as ITA All-Academic Team


The Northwestern State tennis team continued its academic excellence this past year as the Lady Demons were named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team.


NSU posted a team GPA of 3.8 this past year, clearing the bar of 3.2 to qualify for the honor.


The Lady Demons were near perfect academically this spring with a 3.97 GPA.


“I could not be prouder of these young ladies for the way they address the classroom,” said NSU head coach Patric DuBois. “In a difficult year of unprecedented times, they continued to work hard in their classes to get these results.


“We have an outstanding academic services team in athletics that does a great job for our student-athletes, which plays a big part in the academic success of these ladies.”


All eight Lady Demons were recognized as ITA Academic Award recipients, which requires a GPA of at least 3.5.


NSU was the only Southland Conference member and one of 54 teams nationally to qualify eight tennis student-athletes for the honor.


Senior Judit Castillo Gargallo and junior Patrycja Polanska maintained cumulative GPAs of 4.0, while seniors Emilija Dancetovic and Ela Iwaniuk along with freshmen Olivia Alfredsson, Gig Kanaphuet and Mariella Minetti posted perfect GPAs this spring.


Freshman Dorota Szczygielska also met the 3.5 GPA threshold to be named to the All-Academic team.