For the second year in a row the Meridian Community College Men’s Tennis team has finished the year with the highest team GPA in the country. The Eagles finished the year with a team GPA of 3.69. In addition to the highest team GPA, the Eagles also had eight individuals selected to be on the NJCAA All-Academic Team.
The Eagles had three players recognized as NJCAA All-Academic First Team, one player recognized as NJCAA All-Academic Second Team, and four players recognized as NJCAA All-Academic Third Team. A student-athlete must maintain a 4.0 GPA to earn First Team honors. To earn Second Team honors a student-athlete must maintain a GPA between 3.80-3.99 and earning Third Team honors requires the student-athlete to maintain a GPA between 3.60-3.79.
Brice Gordon, Michael Phillips, and Christopher Stevens earned First Team honors. Ethan Clopton earned Second Team honors. Corey Jones, Max Mauney, Marko Puric, and Chase Rigdon all earned Third Team honors.
“We pride ourselves each year on the importance of academics, so it is great to see such a huge result from our men’s team.” Said MCC Tennis Coach Simon Bardell.