Three Horned Frogs Named to ITA All-Academic Team
Aug. 5, 2004
FORT WORTH, Texas
Three members of the TCU Horned Frog men's tennis team have been named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) All-Academic Team. Robert Gallman, Craig Stopa and Andrew Ulrich each snagged a spot on the 250-member squad. Earlier this year, all three were named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, and Gallman and Stopa each received Commissioner's Academic Medals as well for achieving at least a 3.75 grade point average.
In order to be eligible for the ITA All-Academic Team a student-athlete must be a varsity letter winner, have a grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) for the current academic year and have been enrolled at his present school for at least two semesters.
Gallman and Ulrich were true freshmen in 2003-04, while Stopa competed for the first time after redshirting his first year. Gallman posted an 8-8 record in singles and was 3-1 in dual matches for the Purple and White. In doubles play, he went 4-6. Ulrich was 5-8 overall, with a 2-6 slate in doubles, and Stopa notched records of 2-8 and 1-6.
TCU reached the NCAA Championship Round of 16 in 2004 for the first time since making a Final Four appearance three years ago. The Horned Frogs upset Kentucky on the Wildcats' home courts in the second round to earn a bid to the championship in Tulsa, Okla. TCU was defeated by Clemson in the round of 16, 4-2, to end its season with an 18-7 record and a No. 18 ranking.