CPASS sport and exercise psychology major junior Habiba Shaker is one of four members of the West Virginia University women’s tennis team named ITA Scholar-Athletes. The student-athletes were named to the ITA All-Academic team, as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Shaker joins senior Kaja Mrgole, exercise physiology, and sophomores Paula Goetz , industrial engineering, and Abigail Rosiello , pre-medicine, who were all recognized by the ITA as Scholar-Athletes for their outstanding work in the classroom. The 2016 season marked the third consecutive year the Mountaineers earned academic team honors.
“Academics are a big part of what we do as a program” Coach Miha Lisac said of the announcement. “This award is a testament to the girl’s hard work and is well-deserved by all four girls. An award like this speaks to the team environment that we have here.”
“Jen Mandeville and the rest of our academic support staff have done a tremendous job of giving our student-athletes the support to be successful in the classroom.”
To be named a scholar-athlete by the ITA, a student-athlete must meet a set of academic and athletic standards that consist of: being named a varsity letter winner, have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) f the current academic year and must be enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters.