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Aug. 1, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. – University of South Carolina men’s tennis was named an ITA All-Academic Team and three Gamecocks earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status, the organization announced recently. It marks the second-straight season and the fifth time overall that South Carolina has earned the team honor. Chip Cox and Kyle Koch made their second Scholar-Athlete appearance, while Harry Menzies made his debut on the list.

To earn ITA All-Academic Team honors, a team must have a cumulative team grade point average (GPA) of 3.20 or higher for the current academic year. The Scholar-Athlete award goes to individuals who earn a varsity letter, have a GPA of at least 3.50 for the current academic year and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters.

The Gamecocks finished the 2012-13 campaign with their second-straight NCAA Tournament appearance and ranked No. 18 in the nation. South Carolina’s seven SEC wins were a program record and gave the Gamecocks their best finish in the league, tying for third overall. The team’s 18-11 overall record provided more wins than any season since 2005.

South Carolina was one of five SEC teams to earn All-Academic honors. Cox, Koch and Menzies were three of the league’s 42 Scholar-Athletes recognized for their efforts in the classroom.