St. Mary's Men's Tennis Players Honored as ITA Scholar-Athletes

Andrew Gear (l.) and Mark Hardesty
Andrew Gear (l.) and Mark Hardesty

Skillman, N.J. – Three members of the St. Mary's College of Maryland men's tennis team were named by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as Division III Scholar-Athletes.

Kyle Feeley '13 (Baltimore, Md./Mount Saint Joseph) and rising seniors Andrew Gear (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) and Daniel Harris (Poolesville, Md./Poolesville) all represented St. Mary's as ITA Scholar-Athletes for the 2012-13 academic year.

Feeley finished his Seahawk career as a four-time ITA Scholar-Athlete as he graduated Cum Laude in May with a bachelor's in public policy studies and minors in political science and sociology.

This is Gear's third consecutive selection as an ITA Scholar-Athlete while Harris is making his first appearance.

St. Mary's was one of two Capital Athletic Conference institutions to have athletes named to the Division III list as the University of Mary Washington garnered four player selections.

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 2 semesters (including first-year through senior year).

The Seahawks (11-8, 2-2 CAC) registered at least 10 wins for the fifth consecutive season. St. Mary's entered the 2013 league tournament as the No. 3 seed and made its third straight CAC semifinal appearance.

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