Skillman, N.J. - Coastal Carolina University's 2011-12 women's tennis team has received the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team honor. It is the 14th consecutive year that the CCU women's tennis squad has received this honor dating back to 1999.
In addition to the team honor, five individual members of the 2011-12 team including Diana Mortlock, Maria Hesketh, Mihaela Bunea, Mikaela Kristofersson and Dominique De Wit earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors. This was the second consecutive year that all five athletes earned Scholar-Athlete honors.
Coastal Carolina is one of only four Big South Conference squads to be named to this year's All-Academic roster.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or higher on a 4.00 scale for all student-athletes whose names appear on an official eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches during the academic year.
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a student-athlete must be a varsity letter winner, have a 3.5 or higher GPA and have been enrolled at their present school for at least one academic year.
The Chants, led by second-year head coach Catherine Hewitt, will begin this year's campaign Sept. 14 at the College of Charleston Fall Tournament in Charleston, S.C.