The 2011 Irvine Valley women's tennis team was recently honored as an ITA All-Academic Team for Junior and Community Colleges by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
IVC was one of just six teams from across the country to garner honors and the only squad from Region 1 (California).
The ITA All-Academic Team is required to have a minimum 3.20 grade point average.
The other five colleges were Copiah-Lincoln CC in Mississippi, Cowley College in Kansas, Marion Military Institute in Alabama, Meridian Community College in Mississippi and Seward County Community College in Kansas.
In addition, three Irvine Valley student-athletes were picked for ITA Scholar Athlete status for junior and community colleges.
They were sophomore Katie Billings, freshman Megan Miller and freshman Ivette Winder.
The players helped Irvine Valley finish with a record of 10-5 this past season.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale).
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 2.) have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).