Nine Lyons earn ITA Scholar-Athlete awards, record eight women named

Nine Lyons earn ITA Scholar-Athlete awards, record eight women named

NORTON, Mass.- Nine Wheaton College tennis players, including a program-best eight women, earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athlete awards for the 2011-12 academic year.  The eight women honorees broke the old team mark of five achieved four times.

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status 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.

The women's squad also picked up ITA All-Academic Team accolades, which requires a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above for one full academic year.  The GPAs of all student-athletes who competed in at least one varsity match are averaged into the team's GPA for the academic year.

Rising senior Julia Parmakian (Gorham, Maine/Gorham) and rising juniors Lyndsay Cooke (Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield Christian) and Sarah Crom (Bremen, Germany/International School of Bremen) picked up their second straight ITA academic laurels.  Cooke and Crom also earned New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference honors.

Graduate Allesandra DiOrio (Cumberland, R.I./Lincoln School), rising juniors Morgan Bell (Gloucester, Mass./Pingree School), Jessica Moore (Middletown, R.I./The Prout School) and Helena Xenakis (Lakeville, Mass./Apponoquet Regional), and rising sophomore Kathryn Burleson (Osterville, Mass./Cape Cod Academy) drew their first ITA laurels.

On the men's side, rising junior Ned Terrace (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley) was named an ITA Scholar-Athlete for the second time.  He also picked up NEWMAC Academic All-Conference accolades earlier in the year.