Three Shoremen Tennis Players Named ITA Scholar-Athletes

SKILLMAN, NJ -- Three Washington College men's tennis players - Kevin Papen (Dover, DE/Caesar Rodney), Joel Novick (Cape May Court House, NJ/Middle Township), and Ryan Holtschneider (Perry Hall, MD/Perry Hall) - have been named 2012 Scholar-Athletes by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

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 thorough senior year).

This is the second ITA Scholar-Athlete award as a Shoreman for Papen, who graduated from the College in May. He was a 2011 All-Centennial Conference first-team selection in doubles and a two-time all-conference second-team selection in both singles and doubles. He was also a two-time member of the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Novick, who will be a junior this fall, was named to the 2012 Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship Team. He appeared in three dual matches this past spring, posting a 2-0 mark at No. 6 singles. Holtschneider, who will be a sophomore this fall, appeared in one dual match for the Shoremen this past spring.