The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has named Johnson C. Smith University women’s tennis player Jasmine Riddick to its 2015 All-Academic Team.
Riddick, a DeKalb County native, currently carries a 3.76 grade point average at JCSU where she is pursuing a dual degree in Business Administration and Economics.
A rising senior, Riddick competes in tennis at #5 and #6 Singles, and at the #3 Doubles positions. She along with teammate Nichelle Heard, of Douglasville, GA’s Chapel Hill High School, were the only two student-athletes from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic (CIAA) Conference named to the ITA All-Academic Team.
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.) been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).
As the governing body of collegiate tennis, 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. For more information on the ITA Awards program, visit http://www.itatennis.com/AboutITA/AbouttheITA.htm.