July 14, 2014

Men’s Tennis Lands Three On ITA Scholar-Athlete List

Jackson, Terrace and Zeff honored by ITA

ITA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE LIST

NORTON, Mass. – Three members of the Wheaton College men's tennis team were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes for their contributions on the tennis court and in the classroom.

Recent graduates Sam Jackson (Darien, Conn./Darien) and Ned Terrace (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley) were honored alongside freshman Alden Zeff (Stratham, N.H./St. Stephen's Episcopal School) by the ITA as Scholar-Athletes. To be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete, a player must be a varsity letterwinner, have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 for the given academic year and have been enrolled at his or her present school for at least two semesters.

Terrace highlights the trio as the only student-athlete in the history of the men's tennis program to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete accolades during all four seasons with the team. Jackson collects his second career honor, while Zeff rounds out the group with his first. In total, the Wheaton men's tennis program has had 34 student-athletes recognized by the ITA for their academic prowess since 2003.

As the governing body of collegiate tennis, the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of varsity collegiate tennis players. The ITA, which is comprised of nearly 1,700 men's and women's varsity coaches and 20,000 student-athletes from over 1,200 institutions, has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership, sportsmanship and athletic performance. The ITA annually recognizes over 3,000 student-athletes on an individual and team basis from over 500 different varsity tennis programs.

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