Sam Dromsky, Robert Loeb and Andy Martinez of the UGA men’s tennis team were named 2017 ITA Scholar-Athletes per an announcement released on Tuesday.
The three Bulldogs join nearly 4,000 student-athletes from across all five divisions of college tennis who placed on this year’s list. 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 two semesters (including freshman through senior year).
“I am proud of the way Sam, Robert and Andy represented our program in the classroom this year,” head coach Manuel Diaz said. “Balancing class work with practice time and travel schedules of a student-athlete is no small task. They all had to put in a lot of work to be able to maintain their high GPAs, and I am proud of each and every one of them.”
Loeb — a 2017 ITA All-American and All-Southeastern Conference performer — is majoring in housing management and policy, while Dromsky’s major is biology and Martinez’s is finance.
The three are part of a Georgia team that returns all letter winners from last season. The Bulldogs have won five-straight SEC regular season titles and have made back-to-back NCAA semifinals appearances. This year’s schedule starts with the 50th annual Southern Intercollegiate Championships on Sept. 8-11 in Athens.