Orlando, FL – Elia Barozzi of Fairmont State men’s tennis was presented the NCAA ELITE 90 Award, which is given to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 90 championships, the association revealed on Wednesday (May 10) before the start of the 2023 NCAA Division II Men’s Tennis National Championships.
Barozzi, a sophomore from Rovereto, Italy, is a Business Administration student with a 4.00 grade point average. Barozzi was recently named to the College Sports Communicators Academic All-District team and has won Mountain East Conference All-Academic accolades. He has also garnered ITA Scholar-Athlete honors. On the court, Barozzi was voted to the All-MEC First Team both times during his Fairmont State career.
Barozzi becomes the first Fairmont State student-athlete and the 10th MEC student-athlete to be presented the prestigious award.
The Fairmont State men’s tennis team begins competition in the NCAA Championships tomorrow (May 11) with an 8 a.m. match versus No. 1 Valdosta State.