Wellesley Tennis Earns ITA Team Academic Honors, Seven Named Scholar-Athletes

Seven members of the Blue tennis team earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status in 2017-18.
Seven members of the Blue tennis team earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status in 2017-18.
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced the 2018 All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes on Tuesday. In all, 735 teams and 4,328 student-athletes across all five divisions of college tennis were honored including the Wellesley College tennis program and seven members of the Blue tennis team. 
 
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All varsity letter winners were factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2017 and spring 2018). 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).
 
Seven members of the Blue qualified as ITA Scholar-Athletes during the 2017-18 season while also helping to propel the squad to the All-Academic Team award. The following Wellesley student-athletes earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status:
 

Wellesley finished the 2017-18 season with a 14-8 overall record and a 6-2 mark in New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play before advancing to the NEWMAC Semifinals. The Blue will open the 2018-19 campaign at the Wallach Invitational in Lewiston, Maine. To see the full list of All-Academic honorees, visit: itatennis.com.