posted July 22, 2005

Tennis Players Honored for Academics

Two members of the 2005 Hope College men's tennis team have been named Scholar-Athletes by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

Honored were Robert Dody of Whitehall, Mich. and Dustin Ruch of Zeeland, Mich.

The criteria for being named an ITA Scholar-Athlete includes maintaining a 3.50 grade point average or higher for the complete academic year.

An engineering major and three-year letterwinner, Dody will be a senior in the coming school year while Ruch, a business management major and two-year letterwinner, will be a junior.

Dody is the son of Jeffrey Dody of Jacksonville, Fla. and Mary Dody of Whitehall, Mich. He is a 2002 graduate of Whitehall High School.

Ruch is the son of Doug and Linda Ruch of Zeeland, Mich. He is a 2003 graduate of Zeeland High School.