The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that Spring Hill College women's tennis players Lynne Fritscher and Gina Pambianchi have been named 2010-11 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes. This season marks the second consecutive year that both players have won the award.
Fritscher, (left) a senior from Covington, La., is also a two time All-Conference selection. She majors in Pre-Med Biopsychology with a minor in Theology and is a two-time Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) Academic Honor Roll member and a 2011 member of the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) All-Academic Team.
Pambianchi, (right) a senior from Cleveland, Miss., majors in Pre-Med/Biology with a minor in International Studies. She was also a 2010 GCAC Academic Honor Roll member, a 2010 All Conference selection and a 2011 member of the SSAC All-Academic Team.
Since the award was introduced in 1979, 122 SHC student-athletes have received Scholar Athlete recognition from the NAIA.
A total of 126 women's tennis players were named 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes. Nominated by each institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status to qualify.