TEMPE, AZ – Thirteen members of the Johns Hopkins men’s tennis team have been named ITA Scholar-Athletes it was announced yesterday. In addition, Johns Hopkins was named a 2017 ITA All-Academic Team. Hopkins is one of just three schools in the Centennial Conference to have ITA Scholar-Athletes and is one of just two to earn All-Academic Team honors.
Hopkins’ 13 ITA Scholar-Athletes are tied for the most in Division III this year. In fact, only Division II West Virginia Wesleyan had more Scholar-Athletes. Hopkins has earned ITA All-Academic Team honors in each of the last seven years. In addition, Hopkins has produced 71 ITA Scholar-Athletes since 2007. The Blue Jays have had at least 10 ITA Scholar-Athletes in each of the last three seasons.
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). 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).
Earning the honor for the Blue Jays are 2017 graduates Mike Buxbaum, Jeremy Dubin and Emerson Walsh; juniors Justin Kang, Jacob Lin, David Perez; sophomores Colin Muraika and Nakul Narendran and freshmen Charlie Humes, Cody Kim, Nathan Safran, Matt Sklar and Vik Vasan. Buxbaum, Dubin, Walsh and Kang all earn the honor for the third time. Lin, Perez and Narendran earn the honor for the second time.