Kumbier, Graff Earn ITA Academic Honors for GC Men’s Tennis

Jannik Kumbier and Christian Graff
Jannik Kumbier and Christian Graff


TEMPE, Ariz. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its 2017 Men's Tennis Scholar-Athletes list Tuesday, including Georgia College's Christian Graff (Lohmar, Germany) and Jannik Kumbier (Neumunster, Germany).

Both Graff and Kumbier make their second-straight appearance on this list.

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 freshman through senior year).

The Bobcat pair makes up two of the 18 individuals honored from tennis squads in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC).

The Bobcats get the season rolling with a fall tournament schedule coming shortly. GC Men's Tennis went 11-12 in 2017, advancing to the NCAA Southeast Regional for the 11th straight season. The Bobcats will look to a three-member senior class for leadership, after losing Graff, Mattia Campus, Kyle Kinsler and Anton Waern to graduation.

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