Redlands tennis team earns academic honor

The University of Redlands men’s tennis team landed on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team for boasting a cumulative team grade point average of 3.221. This award is given to any ITA member institution with a GPA of 3.2 or higher.
“This is a great honor for Bulldog men’s tennis,” commented Head Coach Geoff Roche.  “Earning this award has become part of our tradition, dating back as far as I can remember.  I’m proud to work with such exemplary student-athletes at the University of Redlands.”
In addition, freshman Lander Jewett (Helena, MT), junior Daniel Adachi (Honolulu, HI), junior Mike Reading (Mill Creek, WA), and senior Aron Ouye (San Diego, CA) all earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status, which is given to varsity letter-winners with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above who have completed at least two semesters of college coursework. 
Adachi owns a 3.507 GPA as a Liberal Studies major and played a supporting role in Redlands’ 19-9 season. 
Equipped with a 3.886 GPA, Jewett enjoyed his rookie campaign as a reserve competitor.  He is pursuing a degree in Biology.
Reading looks forward to his senior year as a Religious Studies major with a 3.634 GPA.  Last season, he joined forces with sophomore Cameron Spearman (Laguna Niguel, CA) as the Bulldogs’ top doubles duo, earning a 19-12 record.  In singles, Reading went 13-18, primarily at the No. 2 spot.
Ouye wrapped up a solid four-year career at Redlands by graduating with a 3.519 GPA as an Accounting major.  He compiled a 52-47 singles record, primarily at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots.  He also garnered a record of 21-13 in doubles during his career.
The Redlands men’s tennis team earned a solid 19-9 record during the 2009 season while competing against numerous nationally ranked teams.  The Bulldogs advanced to the NCAA Championships for the 18th consecutive year and finished out their campaign as the No. 10 team in the country.

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