Both student-athletes collect second-career honors
NORTON, Mass. – Wheaton College men's tennis student-athletes senior Dennis Scarpa (Cheshire, Conn./Xavier) and junior Ned Terrace (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greely) have both been named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference Team for the second time in their respective careers.
Scarpa holds the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA) on the team at 3.73 as an economics major with a minor in math. Scarpa, who has picked up one Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team selection in his time at Wheaton, is a Dean's List member and an intern in the Admissions Office at the College.
On the court this season, Scarpa went 10-5 overall with a 5-1 record at No.5 singles and a 5-4 mark at No.6 singles. Scarpa also recorded a 3-2 record in NEWMAC play. In doubles action Scarpa teamed up with freshman David Gassen (Dusseldorf, Germany/Saddlebrook Prep) for a 6-3 record overall and 2-1 mark in conference play. Scarpa and Gassen went 1-0 at No.2 doubles and 5-3 at No.3 doubles on the season.
Terrace, a two-time selection to the ITA All-Academic Team, boasts a 3.64 GPA as a political science major with a minor in history. Terrace is also a member of the Dean's List to go along with Community Scholar honors and Scholar Athlete accolades. Terrace went 5-1 overall in singles play, all at No.6, and 10-9 in doubles with two different teammates. Terrace played the majority of his doubles matches with classmate Dan Sharon (Santa Monica, Calif./Brentwood School). The duo notched a record of 9-9 overall alongside a 1-0 mark at No.1 doubles and 7-8 record at No.2
Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2012 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at his institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.
Wheaton concluded its season at 10-7 overall falling to MIT in the semifinal round of the NEWMAC Men's Tennis Tournament, 5-0.