RAMS EARN EIGHTH STRAIGHT ITA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM AWARD

RICHMOND, Va. - The 2012-13 season was another historic year for the VCU men's tennis program. Another conference championship, another trip to the NCAA Tournament, another top-25 ITA ranking and a historic 1,000th career win for Head Coach Paul Kostin.

The honors continued off the court as well as the Rams earned their eighth straight ITA All-Academic Team award with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above.

"My staff and I want the very best effort from our student-athletes in everything they do and that includes the classroom," Kostin said. "We want our student-athletes to leave their time at VCU feeling prepared for what life throws at them. In order to do that, they have to remain focused in the classroom and they've done a good job of that over the years."

The Black & Gold are one of just 11 programs nationally to earn the honor in each of the past eight seasons. VCU is joined by Belmont, Coastal Carolina, Denver, Fairleigh Dickinson, Gardner-Webb, UNLV, Stanford, Western Michigan, Winthrop and Yale.

Five individuals earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status including seniors Max Wennakoski and Jaime Vazquez, sophomore Claes Goransson and freshmen Dylan McCloskey and Michal Voscek. All five posted a cumulative GPA of higher than 3.5 for the year. 

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