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Men's and Women's Tennis Land Six ITA Scholar-Athletes

posted on 08/13/2013

Women's tennis players Christine Hammerschmidt '13, Manon Ironside '13, Hanna Segal '13 and Erika Fridrik '14 and men's tennis players Dylan Randazzo '13 and Takoda Edlund '16 earned distinction as Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes for the 2012-13 academic year.

Eckerd 2013 ITA Scholar Athletes
2013 ITA Scholar Athletes (L-R): Hanna Segal '13, Manon Ironside '13, Christine Hammerschmidt '13 and Erika Fridrik '14
"I'm really proud of the girls," said EC Head Coach Erin Koenig. "It takes such hard work, dedication and time management, to be a collegiate student-athlete."
"These girls managed to accomplish something that not everyone can do," she added. "They have represented Eckerd women's tennis in the highest manner possible and I'm really proud of their accomplishments and appreciate their dedication."
Hammerschmidt and Ironside graduated with degrees in psychology, Segal finished her studies in management and Fridrik is working towards a degree in marine science and management.

Eckerd 2013 Men's Tennis ITA Scholar Athletes
2013 ITA Scholar Athletes Dylan Randazzo '13 and Takoda Edlund '16

"I'm really proud of Dylan and Takoda," said Coach Koenig. "Takoda's freshman year speaks volumes about him and how he's managed tennis and his work in the classroom. Dylan has had a solid four years at Eckerd and has been a huge part of our program. They have set the highest standards for the rest of our team."

Randazzo and Edlund both share common majors in their studies of marine science at Eckerd.

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: be a varsity letter winner, have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).

All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2012 and spring 2013).

Click here for the complete Women's Division II list of 2013 ITA Scholar-Athletes
Click here for the complete Men's Division II list of 2013 ITA Scholar-Athletes

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