Bison Netters Earn ITA Awards for 13th Consecutive Year
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Four members of the Howard University tennis team were named All-Academic Scholar-Athletes by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), the governing body of collegiate tennis. Whitney Ambush (women's tennis), Christopher Brown (men's tennis), Eric Chavous (men's tennis) and Chad Jones (men's tennis) received the honor based on their work on the court and in the classroom.
"It has always been our goal for team members to succeed in the classroom as well as on the courts," said Larry Strickland, head tennis coach. "I'm honored to have accomplished this feat for the 13th consecutive year."
In order to receive the ITA Scholar-Athlete award, student-athletes were required to achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average (4.0 scale) during the 2008-09 academic year. They also had to be letterwinners on their respective teams and had to attend their current colleges or universities for at least one full academic year by the end of the season.