Men’s Tennis Program Boasts Five ITA Scholar-Athletes

Men’s Tennis Program Boasts Five ITA Scholar-Athletes

Scarpa, Terrace both earn their third career honor

NORTON, Mass. – Five members of the Wheaton College men's tennis team were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes for their contributions on the tennis court and in the classroom.

Sophomore Lawrence Chan (Lincoln, R.I./), junior Sam Jackson (Darien, Conn./Darien), recent graduate Dennis Scarpa (Cheshire, Conn./Xavier), freshman Dave Scott (Pomfret Center, Conn./Woodstock Academy) and junior Ned Terrace (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley) were all honored by the ITA. To be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete, a player must be a varsity letterwinner, have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 for the given academic year and have been enrolled at his or her present school for at least two semesters.

Scarpa and Terrace headline the list as both received their third career ITA Scholar-Athlete award. Scarpa and Terrace have also been named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference twice in their respective careers. Chan, Jackson and Scott all claimed ITA Scholar-Athlete accolades for the first time as members of the men's tennis program.

A total of 41 teams earned ITA All-Academic Team honors, while 355 student-athletes collected ITA Scholar-Athlete awards. Amherst College tied Whitworth University for having the most student-athletes named to the list with 15 total, respectively. Gustavus Adolphus College had 14 student-athletes on the list, while Williams College had 13 and Washington University boasted ten to round out the top-5.

Among NEWMAC programs, Wheaton finished second behind MIT who had eight student-athletes named to the ITA Scholar-Athlete list. The Lyons fell to the Engineers in the semifinal round of the NEWMAC Tournament last season.

Wheaton opens up its 2013-14 season on Sunday, September 8 as the Lyons will host the Wheaton Invitational at 10 a.m.