Three Knights Earn ITA Scholar-Athlete Honors

July 20, 2011

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By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Three members of the UCF men's tennis team - Blaze Schwartz, Eugene Dolgovykh and Erik Brunskog - were recognized for their work in their classroom when they recently garnered Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete honors. In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a student-athlete must have a grade point average of at least 3.50 while earning a varsity letter.

As a senior in 2011, Schwartz recorded 10 singles victories. A political science major, he garnered ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition for the second time during his career. He was also honored as a freshman.

Dolgovykh is majoring in business. He saw most of his action in doubles during the spring as a junior, going 8-10 with Matthew Zachary. Brunskog won five dual-match singles contests as a freshman.

During head coach Bobby Cashman's tenure, his players have garnered ITA Scholar-Athlete honors on 15 occasions.