Tennis programs place eight on ITA Scholar-Athlete Teams

Tennis programs place eight on ITA Scholar-Athlete Teams

TEMPE, Ariz. – Concordia University Wisconsin's Men's and Women's Tennis programs had success on the courts this past school year, but the student-athletes were also successful in the classroom. In all, eight Falcons were named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete Teams.

Members of the Men's Tennis team that earned the academic honor were senior Ben Nommensen (Waupaca, Wis.), junior Jon Schotte (Preston, Kan.) and sophomore CeeJay Schaffner (Winona, Minn.). The Falcons finished the 2015-16 season with an 18-8 overall record and a 7-1 record in the NACC play.

Overall, five members of the Women's Tennis team garnered the ITA Scholar-Athlete award: sophomore Hannah Tresedder (Kingsford, Mich.), sophomore Sabine Jacobsen (Palatine, Ill.), freshman Katie Lindow (Kohler, Wis.), freshman Ashley Solberg (Waukesha, Wis.) and junior Michaela Wagner (Oswego, Ill.). The Falcons had their best season in program history with 21 victories, a NACC regular season and tournament championship and a trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

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).