Vikings, five players honored by ITA for academic achievement

The Lawrence University men's tennis team won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic award for the fourth consecutive season.
The Lawrence University men's tennis team won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic award for the fourth consecutive season.

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Lawrence University men's tennis team has collected multiple awards from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

The Vikings captured the All-Academic team award for the fourth consecutive year, and five student-athletes won the Scholar-Athlete award. To be eligible for the team award, the squad must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20 for the 2016-17 academic year. The Vikings finished with a 3.29 GPA.

To earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, the student-athlete must be a varsity letter winner and have a minimum 3.50 grade point average for the 2016-17 academic year.

Senior David Jumes (Appleton, Wis./Xavier), a biochemistry and chemistry major, earned the honor again after posting a 3.77 GPA. Sophomore Kieran Laursen (Traverse City, Mich./West), a history and psychology major, picked up the award for the second straight year with a 3.80 GPA.

Three freshmen also collected the Scholar-Athlete award. Cade Francour (Oshkosh, Wis./North) earned the honor with a 3.83 GPA. Connor Maloney (Madison, Wis./Edgewood) posted a 3.69 GPA to win the award, and Aidan Delgado (Torrevieja, Spain) won the award with a 3.66 GPA. All three have not declared a major.

Lawrence finished in fourth place in the Midwest Conference and made the MWC Tournament for the second consecutive season. The Vikings were 11-10 overall, and Lawrence's Steve Francour was named MWC Coach of the Year for the second straight season. Francour's team has won the ITA All-Academic award in each of his four seasons as Lawrence's head coach.