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August 26, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

Women’s tennis trio earns ITA Scholar Athlete honor

SKILLMAN, N.J. –Three members of the 2012-13 Slippery Rock University women’s tennis team have been named recipients of Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete honors.

The Rock’s ITA Scholar-Athlete honorees are:

Janelle Krantz, a therapeutic recreation major from Quarryville;

Samantha Bruggeman, an exercise science major from Bethel Park; and

Lauren Coggins, a therapeutic recreation major from Canton, Ohio.

The Rock squad also earned ITA All-Academic Team honors. Matt Meredith is the team’s head coach.

To qualify for ITA Scholar-Athlete honors, a student-athlete must be a varsity letter winner, have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and have attended their institution for at least two semesters. 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 for all eligible student-athletes who competed in one or more varsity matches during the academic year.

The Rock, which earned the team honor for the third consecutive season and sixth time in the last eight seasons, was one of only four Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference teams to earn the ITA All-Academic Team honor this year.

Prior to earning the ITA honor, Krantz, Bruggeman and Coggins also received PSAC Scholar-Athlete and Division II Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement awards.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.