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Redlands Men's Tennis Applauded by ITA for Academic Achievement

It was announced earlier this week that the University of Redlands men's tennis program landed among the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) All-Academic Teams after exceeding the minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA for 2011-12. Furthermore, seven Bulldogs were tabbed ITA Scholar-Athletes by boasting a minimum 3.50 GPA for the current academic year as a varsity letter-winner.

With a GPA of 3.23, the Bulldogs' 17 players combined efforts for success on the hard court and in the classroom, as the Maroon and Gray returned to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2009 en route to a 16-10 overall record.

Redlands joins 46 other NCAA Division III programs that garnered this honor from the ITA, including fellow Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) members Caltech and Pomona-Pitzer Colleges.

In addition, the bulk of the Bulldogs' rookie class received recognition for scholarly success on an individual basis. Freshmen Hal Gordon (Salem, OR), Taylor Hunt (Seattle, WA), Gram Leahy (Portland, OR), Max Licona (Culver City, CA), Patrick Lipscomb (Irvine, CA), and Jack Reynolds (Denver, CO) all earned ITA Scholar-Athlete laurels. Furthermore, junior Anish Nanda (Cerritos, CA) collected his third such honor, having met the criteria each of his three years with the Redlands men's tennis program.

For a complete list of the recipients, please log onto www.itatennis.com.