SKILLMAN, N.J. – The Intercollegiate
Tennis Association (ITA) recently announced its All-Academic
Scholar-Athletes and three members of the Salisbury University
men's tennis program were honored. Senior Evan Thomas,
Lupinetti and sophomore Justin
Smith were all honored by the ITA for their athletic
and academic achievement.
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: be a varsity letter winner, have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and be enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters (including freshman through senior year).
This marks the second time in Thomas' four years that he has been named a Scholar-Athlete, as he was the first Sea Gull in program history to be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete in 2008. The Salisbury, Md., native posted a 59-23 career singles record and 65-20 career doubles record in four years at Salisbury.
This marks the first time that Lupinetti and Smith have been named ITA Scholar-Athletes. Lupinetti enters his senior season with a 38-19 career singles record and a 30-12 career doubles record. Smith has posted an 8-3 career singles record and a 7-6 career doubles record.