Four Camels Honored for Academic Excellence by ITA

Four Camels Honored for Academic Excellence by ITA

NEW LONDON, Conn. --Four members of the Connecticut College men's tennis team have been honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for their achievement on the court and in the classroom.

Under the direction of head coach Chris O'Brien, a young Camel squad posted victories against the University of Rochester and the Coast Guard. 

Senior Huan Nguyen (Pleasantville, N.Y.), junior Will Tucker (London, U.K.), sophomore Jeff Basch (Elking Park, Pa.) and freshman Ben Friedman (Wilmette, Ill.) were all honored individually as ITA Scholar Athletes. 

"It is wonderful to see so many outstanding individual academic performances this past year for us," Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach Chris O'Brien said. 

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a player must be a varsity letter winner with a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average in the current academic year and must also have completed at least two semesters of work at their academic institution.

The Camel men's tennis team will open the 2013-2014 season when they co-host a tournament with the Coast Guard Saturday, September 14.