All-American Kate Fuller helped lead Georgia on the court and in the classroom.
Aug. 8, 2013
ATHENS, GA. --- The University of Georgia women's tennis program earned a spot on the 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team, which was announced by the ITA this week.
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 eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2012 and spring 2013).
The Georgia women's tennis team posted a 3.48 GPA, which was the highest of any UGA athletic team in 2013. In addition, five Bulldogs were named ITA Scholar-Athletes including three who will be back this year in Kate Fuller, Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase.
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 thorough senior year).
Last year, Georgia went 24-4 and had a final national ranking of No. 5. The Bulldogs, under the direction of coach Jeff Wallace, won a share of the Southeastern Conference regular season title and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships.
The fall semester at UGA begins Aug. 12. The first event of the fall tennis season will be the Bulldog Classic Sept. 20-22 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
The first dual home match will be in January when the Bulldogs play host to one of the 15 ITA Kick-Off Weekend events. Georgia was selected as a host by virtue of finishing ranked in the top 15 last year. Georgia will welcome Arkansas, Kansas State and Elon to the Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Facility Jan. 24-25.