Aug. 7, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Two members of the Vanderbilt men’s and women’s tennis teams were honored by the ITA as Scholar-Athletes for the 2011-12 season. Charlie Jones earned the honor for the men, while Megan Gornet brought home the award for the women.
As a senior, Jones was named the SEC men’s tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year, while also earning second team All-SEC honors. Jones was named an ITA Scholar-Athlete during his junior and sophomore seasons as well. He finished his final season with an overall singles record of 23-13. The Destrehan, La., native was a double major in political science and public policy studies. Jones is currently getting ready to start law school at Vanderbilt.
Gornet, who is majoring in biological science: molecular and cellular, finished her senior season with a singles record of 4-14 with three of her wins coming in dual play. Gornet was also named an ITA Scholar-Athlete as a junior. The St. Louis, Mo., native was named to the 2012 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll.
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 through senior year).