EDWARDSVILLE - The SIUE women’s tennis program has been awarded 2021 All-Academic Team honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Five Cougar student-athletes were also individually recognized as ITA Scholar-Athletes.

The Cougars accumulated a 3.567 grade point average (GPA) during the fall 2020 semester and improved on that mark in the spring 2021 semester with a cumulative GPA of 3.64. Three student-athletes: Jill Lambrechts, Jordan Schifano and Vanessa Reinicke garnered 4.0 GPAs.

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SIUE tennis has earned the All-Academic Team distinction in each of Head Coach Adam Albertsen’s three seasons.

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“I am extremely proud of the work our entire team put in the classroom this year,” said Albertsen. “This is an amazing group of student-athletes who push each other on the courts and in the classroom.”

Nationally, a total of 1,505 student-athletes competing in NCAA Division I women’s tennis were named ITA Scholar-Athletes and 210 women’s tennis programs earned All-Academic Team accolades.

In addition to Lambrechts, Reinicke and Schifano, Fabiola Perez and Melissa Vizcardo were each named ITA Scholar-Athletes for their performance in the classroom.

To be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete, a student must record a GPA of no less than 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for the academic year.

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