Eastern Washington women’s tennis team continues to haul in the academic awards, as Eastern earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team honors. Five Eagles were also named ITA Scholar-Athlete including, Isabella Foshee, Renata Gabuzyan, Kenzington Mann, Yasmin Mansouri, and Scout Mathews.
“I’m very proud of our academic achievements this year,” head coach Dustin Hinson said. “One of the main pillars of our team culture is high ambition in the classroom. I purposefully recruit tennis players who do well in the classroom because I see a very strong correlation between effort in the classroom and effort on the tennis court.”
Under Hinson’s guidance, Eastern has now earned six-straight ITA All-Academic Team awards and has eight total in program history. In the 2021-22 academic year, Eastern compiled an impressive 3.73 cumulative team GPA.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). To qualify as an individual, you must have a GPA of at least 3.5 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year. A total of 250 women’s tennis programs earned the All-Academic Team awards, along with 1,517 student-athletes earning Scholar-Athlete awards.
Gabuzyan earns her third Scholar-Athlete award, while Mathews and Mansouri earn their second. Foshee and Mann each pick up their first career award.
“All of our student-athletes take academics seriously and they all have high aspirations to be successful in their professional careers once they graduate,” Hinson added. “These are the kind of student-athletes that we can be proud of having to represent Eagle athletics out in the real world. I’m excited to keep this success going. Go Eags!”
The ITA All-Academic Team adds another impressive accomplishment for Hinson’s squad in 2022. Eastern also earned a perfect APR Score of 1000, marking the second-straight season women’s tennis earned the academic distinction.
Foshee, Gabuzyan, Jennifer Kida, Mann, Mansouri, and Mathews earned spots on the All-Big Sky Academic, announced by the conference yesterday. Mathews was also named to the Big Sky All-Conference second team singles in May after posting a 5-3 in conference matches and 6-6 overall.