CPASS SEP student receives academic honor

Habiba Shaker

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.

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