Six SoCon men's teams, 29 athletes honored by ITA
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 07/25/2018
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Mercer's Sam Philp was among the 29 SoCon student-athletes honored by the ITA for academics Tuesday.
Courtesy: Mercer Athletics

TEMPE, Ariz. – Five Southern Conference men’s tennis teams were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Teams and 29 SoCon student-athletes from six schools were named ITA Scholar-Athletes when the organization announced its annual academic awards Tuesday.


Mercer, UNCG, Samford, Chattanooga and Wofford earned the team distinction. Three student-athletes from ETSU earned individual mention.


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 (on a 4.00 scale). All varsity letter winners should be factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2016 and spring 2017).


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).




David Gonzalez

Juan Lugo

Christos Mikrovas



Carver Arant

Fernando Guardien

Nicolas Guiller

Sachin Khurana

Sam Philp

Olivier Stuart

Efstathieos Tsiranidis



Logan Blaser

Jack Burkill

Connor Thompson

Marcus Vidgren

Eric Whisnant



Jake Faundez

Eduardo Lourido

Aleksandar Petrovic

Hugo Moreira

Luke Orthner



Michael Birnbaum

Simon Bustamante

Niklas Gerdes

Cooper Long

Jacob Marshall

Luke Plaisted



Lucas Cerbelli

Diego Losada

Parks Schoen


* Denotes All-Academic Team

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