July 14, 2014
It is the fifth time that the Boilermakers have earned ITA All-Academic Team honors since the award’s inception in 1996. The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA member program that has a cumulative team grade-point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale).
The individual honor is the fourth for both Kovacs and Tatarczyk, who each received their bachelor’s degrees in May. Kovacs, who hails from Budapest, Hungary, attended Purdue majoring in economics with concentrations in business management and finance. Tatarczyk, a native of Gorzyczki, Poland, majored in management with concentration in finance.
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a student-athlete must have met the following criteria:
1. Varsity letterwinner
2. Obtain a grade-point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the academic year
3. Have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters
Eighty-one NCAA Division I men’s tennis programs were named to the ITA All-Academic Team list, while 465 individuals from 123 institutions were named ITA Scholar-Athletes. The complete list is available here.