• Tennis teams match on-court excellence with academic success

    Sure, you’ve heard all about Baylor’s incredibly successful men’s and women’s tennis teams. How each squad won the Big 12 regular season title for the fifth straight year. How both teams again won the Big 12 Tournament. How they both advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals this spring. And how they each finished among the top 10 in the country for the third time in four years.

    But add one more feat to the list: both Matt Knoll’s men and Joey Scrivano’s women were named All-Academic Teams by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. To be eligible for the honor, the team GPA must be 3.20 or higher; during the spring, the women recorded a 3.40 GPA, and the men a 3.46, all-time highs for each program.

    So to recap, we have a pair of year-in, year-out top-10 squads, including one with a national championship in its recent history, AND they excel in the classroom, too? Sounds like the definition of “Winning with Integrity” to me.

    Sic ’em, Baylor tennis!

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