Lawrence tennis teams, six individuals earn ITA academic honors

Both Lawrence University tennis teams earned the All-Academic Team award from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Both Lawrence University tennis teams earned the All-Academic Team award from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

APPLETON, Wis. -- Both Lawrence University tennis teams and six student-athletes have been honored for academic achievement by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

The Vikings earned the All-Academic Team award, and it was the fifth consecutive year that both Lawrence teams collected the honor. To be eligible, a team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 for the 2017-18 academic year. The Lawrence women had a 3.3 GPA and the men were at 3.29.

Four Lawrence men's player were chosen as ITA Scholar-Athletes, and two of the women's team members also earned the honor. To be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must be a varsity letter winner and have a minimum 3.50 GPA for the 2017-18 academic year.

Sophomore Cade Francour (Oshkosh, Wis./North) earned the honor for the second consecutive year after compiling a 3.94 GPA for the 2017-18 academic year. A chemistry and biochemistry major, Francour is the son of Lawrence coach Steve Francour. Rookie Evan Oriel (Madison, Wis./West) also picked up the award with a 3.94 GPA. Senior Bill Schuman-Kline (Billings, Mont./West), a history major, posted a 3.57 GPA, and sophomore Yang Zhao (Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou), an economics major, had a 3.52 GPA.

Senior Lindsay Holsen (Oconomowoc, Wis./Oconomowoc) was honored for the second straight year after posting a perfect 4.0 GPA for 2017-18. Holsen is a biochemistry and Spanish major. Junior Annie Harincar (Minneapolis, Minn./Washburn), an English and Spanish major, was honored for the first time after posting a 3.62 GPA.

The Lawrence men earned their third consecutive trip to the four-team Midwest Conference Tournament in the spring, and the Vikings finished with an overall record of 12-9. The Lawrence women open their 2018 season on Aug. 31 when they host UW-La Crosse.