Colby's Murad wins Elite 90 Award in Men's Tennis

Colby's Murad wins Elite 90 Award in Men's Tennis

Courtesy of Colby Sports Information

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Colby men's tennis player Vlad Murad (Bacau, Romania) became the first Colby College student-athlete to earn the Elite 90 Award from the NCAA for academic achievement.

Murad, who is at the NCAA Division III Individual Championships, has the highest cumulative grade point average of all the men's tennis players competing at nationals.

Murad is a math and computer science double major and carries a 3.98 GPA. He also was honored with the National Most Improved Senior Award, given out by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

The NCAA started the Elite 90 honor for the 2009-10 academic year for the student-athlete with the highest grade point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 90 championships. Murad is the 15th NESCAC athlete to earn the award.