CU women’s tennis earns ITA honors

For Immediate Release

July 25, 2018

Cameron University Athletics

Kenton Means – Sports Information Director


TEMPE, Ariz. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the 2018 All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes on Tuesday and the Cameron women’s tennis team received multiple honors.

The Aggie women claimed one of the 735 spots across all five divisions of college tennis as an ITA All-Academic Team. The honor is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). This is the seventh straight year for CU to receive the honor.

While the team received the honor as a whole, five CU individuals were named ITA Scholar-Athletes: Sara PetricRebeka VelasovaMelany OpolzSarah Frendo, and Jordan Allison.

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
3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year).

After a successful first season at CU, Frendo was named the conference’s Newcomer of the Year as well as honorable mention All-LSC in both singles and doubles. The business finance major went 12-6 during the regular season in singles. She and Petric, a junior psychology major, went 10-14 as a doubles pairing.

Velasova and Opolz were also first year Aggies in 2018, and both played key roles during CU’s 16-8 season and South Central Regional berth. Velasova, who is studying English at Cameron, went 18-3 in singles play, while the freshman chemistry major Opolz went 9-12 during her first year on campus.

For Allison, this is the sophomore biology/premed major’s second straight year being named an ITA Scholar-Athlete as she also received the honor as a freshman.  


Kenton Means

Sports Information Director – Cameron University

2800 W. Gore Blvd., South Shepler 512

Lawton, OK 73505

Office – (580) 581-2303

Cell – (580) 583-2210

Fax – (580) 581-5537


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