July 27, 2020

Buckeyes Named an ITA All-Academic Team


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The academic accolades continue to roll in for the Ohio State men’s tennis team as on Monday, the team was named an ITA All-Academic Team and six student-athletes were named ITA Scholar-Athletes.

Kyle Seelig and Jacob Wareti were named ITA Scholar-Athletes for the third time, Tim Seibert earned the award for the second time and Andrew Lutschaunig, JJ Mercer and Robert Cash all claimed their first awards.

To be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete, the student-athlete must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year. To be named an ITA All-Academic Team, programs must have a team grade point average of 3.2 or above (on a 4.00 scale), all student-athletes included should be listed on the institutional eligibility form, and all varsity letter winners should be factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year

The Buckeyes had quite the season in the classroom. Below is a list of their academic awards for the 2019-20 campaign.

  • NCAA Public Recognition Award. This was the third year in a row that the program has been recognized and the seventh time overall.
  • ITA All-Academic Team
  • 6 ITA Scholar-Athletes
  • 10 OSU Scholar-Athletes (the entire team). This was the fifth year in a row where 10 or more members of the team have earned that distinction.
  • 5 Academic All-Big Ten honorees (student-athletes must be in their second season at their institution to be considered)
  • Varsity O award for the top small team GPA

Oh, and on the court, the Buckeyes weren’t bad either. The team was 14-3, knocked off two No. 1 ranked teams in the same season for the first time in program history, reached the semifinals of the ITA Indoor Team National Championship, pushed its home win-streak to 92 matches, had the National Freshman of the Year, four All-Americans including a pair of freshmen All-Americans for the first time in program history and four All-Big Ten honorees. And the team was ranked in the Top 6 all season and boasted the No. 1 ranked doubles team.