4 OC players named as ITA Scholar-Athletes; Eagles also Scholar Team
SKILLMAN, N.J. (Aug. 14, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian men’s players Jaime Sanchez-Canamares, Julio Pulido, Paulo Roessle and Bruno Tiberti have been named as Intercollege Tennis Association Scholar-Athletes for NCAA Division II for the 2012-13 academic year.
To qualify for Scholar-Athlete status, a student-athlete must have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale during the academic year and have been enrolled at his university for at least two semesters.
Sanchez-Canamares, a redshirt sophomore from Albacete, Spain, carried a perfect 4.0 GPA in finance, while Pulido, a sophomore from Caceras, Spain, had a 3.853 GPA in accounting/finance.
Roessle, a senior from Sao Paulo, Brazil, had a 3.75 GPA in finance while Tiberti, a junior from Buenos Aires, Argentina, had a 3.657 GPA in management.
Pulido, Roessle and Sanchez-Canamares earlier earned Scholar-Athlete honors from the National Christian College Athletic Association, while Pulido also was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 6 Division II At-Large team, a squad chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The Eagles also received Scholar Team status from the ITA, which is the governing body of collegiate tennis. All team members must have a combined grade-point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale to qualify for the award. The Eagles’ cumulative GPA was 3.483.
It’s the third time the OC men’s program has been so honored by the ITA, with the other awards coming in 2006 and 2007. This year’s OC squad earlier was named as a Scholar Team by the NCCAA.
OC’s other team members in 2013 were Nicolas Auruccio, Martin Poboril and Josip Smoljan.