UTC Women's Tennis Team Earns ITA Academic Award

Friday, July 11, 2014

For the fourth year in a row, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s tennis team earned the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Team Academic Award.  This is also the eighth time since 2000 the Mocs have been honored by the ITA for their work in the classroom. 

The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative grade point average of 3.

20 or above. All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2013 and spring 2014).

"I am proud of our team for displaying excellence on the tennis court and in the classroom,” stated head coach Jeff Clark.  “Our student-athletes strive to represent the University and the city of Chattanooga with distinction."

In addition to the team award, four individuals earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors, including senior Alexa Flynn, juniors Kaylene Chadwell and Claire Mulyadi and sophomore Alison Storie

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 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year).

The Mocs return eight of nine letter winners from last year’s team that went 18-5 and finished third in the Southern Conference at 7-2.  It was the second year in a row with 18 wins for UTC and its best showing in the SoCon race since 2002.  UTC finished the year ranked No. 9 in the final ITA Ohio Valley Region poll.



Berger Leads GPS Past Pope John Paul II In Volleyball

Lilly Berger had 14 kills, six aces and 11 digs as the GPS volleyball team opened its 2017 season with a 3-0 win over Pope John Paul II in Hendersonville Friday afternoon. Emma Moore added 30 assists and 11 digs as the Bruisers won by scores of 25-14, 25-19 and 25-16. GPS STATS: Lilly Berger -- 14 kills, 6 aces, 11 digs Emma Moore -- 3 kills, 30 assists, 2 aces, 11 ... (click for more)

Lookouts Hold On To Win Third Straight Game Over Smokies Friday, 9-8

KODAK, Tenn. -- Jonathan Rodriguez homered and singled, driving home three runs as the Chattanooga Lookouts topped the Tennessee Smokies 9-8 on Friday. Chattanooga, winners of four straight games, leads second-place Montgomery by seven games. The magic number to clinch is down to 11. Lookouts right-hander Felix Jorge (10-3) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing ... (click for more)

City Seeks To Be Removed As Trustee Of Confederate Cemetery

Mayor Andy Berke on Friday said he has asked City Attorney Wade Hinton, on behalf of the city of Chattanooga, to file the necessary paperwork "to confirm the city is no longer listed as a trustee of a Confederate Cemetery on East Third Street." Mayor Berke said, “Our action today makes it clear that the city of Chattanooga condemns white supremacy in every way, shape and ... (click for more)

Judy Kay Peer, 69, Killed When Train Hits Her Car At Hamill Road Crossing In Hixson

Judy Kay Peer, 69, was killed on Friday night when a train struck her car in Hixson on Friday night. Ms. Peer, a Hixson resident, was driving a 2015 Hyundai Sonata. Police said she  was traveling west on Hamill Road and had stopped at the railroad crossing. The gates were extended with flashing lights and a sounding bell. A train that was traveling northbound on ... (click for more)

Mayor Invites Civil War II - And Response (12)

I just received an email from the Mayor stating that he filed paperwork to remove the city of Chattanooga as the trustee for the Confederate Cemetery on Third Street. I understand the Mayor's intent was to distance the city from it's racist past and subsequent hate, but I feel like this is an interesting move without much thought of the consequences. The Mayor prefaced his ... (click for more)

Berke Plan To Solve Discrimination Is To Kick Dead Veterans To The Curb

Racism and discrimination is wrong. What is the best way for a parent to teach a child the evils of discrimination? Should the parent demonstrate and repetitively incentivize the proper behavior? Or, would it be more productive to badger the child over and over again for the sins of the child's g-g-g-grandfather who died 150 years ago? Would burning the personal effects of the grandfather ... (click for more)