Men's Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Team Award; Four Named as Scholar-Athletes

Headshots Albert Go, Richter Jordaan, Michael Zhao and Derek Shen with ITA logo in middle.
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Cambridge, Mass. (July 30) - Four members of the MIT men's tennis team have been named as Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes this year. In addition, the men's tennis program has earned All-Academic Team honors for the 13th straight season.

This year's ITA Scholar-Athletes from the men's tennis team include senior Albert Go (Merritt Island, Fla.), junior Michael Zhao (Princeton Junction, N.J.) and first-years Richter Jordaan (Denver, Colo.) and Derek Shen (Chestnut Hill, Mass.).

In 2020, 958 Division III men's tennis student-athletes were named ITA Scholar-Athletes and 125 programs were awarded with All-Academic Team accolades. 

In order to be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete, the student-athlete must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year. In order to be named an ITA All-Academic Team, programs must have a team grade point average of 3.2 or above (on a 4.00 scale).

In 2020, the Engineers posted a 3-1 record with wins over Division I Holy Cross as well as Colby-Sawyer College and Colby College. MIT finished the year ranked 25th in the Division III national coaches' poll.

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