Men's Tennis 2017-18 Team Photo

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Men’s Tennis Recognized By ITA For Academic Success

Bronco Men's Tennis Records Highest Team GPA for Men's Sports at Boise State in 2017-18.

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State men's tennis has been recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for academic success in 2017-18. The Broncos as a team were named an ITA All-Academic Team, while four members of the team, Jack Heslin, Ryland McDermott, Harvey Shackleton and Matteo Tinelli were named ITA Scholar-Athletes. 

Boise State was one of four Mountain West schools recognized by the ITA for the team honor. As a conference (eight schools sponsor the sport) 14 student-athletes were recognized as ITA Scholar-Athletes. Overall nationally, 735 teams and 4,328 student-athletes (men and women) across all five divisions of college tennis were honored.

As a team, Boise State recorded a 3.41 team GPA for the 2017-18 academic year ─ the highest among the men's sports at Boise State, while turning in a team-record 3.618 GPA during the spring semester. All four Broncos honored individually, Heslin, McDermott, Shackleton and Tinelli, recorded 3.65 or better GPAs with McDermott posting a 4.0.

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). All varsity letter winners were factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2017 and spring 2018).

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).

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