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Benedict Men’s Tennis Named ITA All-Academic Team

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Benedict College men’s tennis team was selected as an All-Academic Team by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, one of 95 NCAA Division II programs to achieve this honor.

The Tigers also had three student-athletes named ITA Scholar Athletes. The recognized student-athletes are: Mark Chigaazria, Nikola Aleksic, and Taj Ballantyne.

To be selected as an ITA Scholar-Athlete, students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

For a team to earn the All-Academic Team honor, the team must have a have a team grade point average of 3.2 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All varsity letter winners are factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year.

Benedict was one of two men’s tennis teams in the SIAC recognized by the ITA as an All-Academic team, joined by Spring Hill College.

The Tigers have one of the most successful tennis programs in the SIAC, winning five consecutive conference titles from 2015-19, before last spring’s season was cut short due to COVID-19.

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