July 23, 2013

Women’s Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Team Honors

Six student-athletes collect ITA Scholar-Athlete accolades

NORTON, Mass. – The Wheaton College women's tennis team has been named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team list, it was announced earlier this week.

In order to earn ITA All-Academic Team accolades, the squad is required to earn a cumulative grade point average (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.

Six student-athletes on the women's tennis team also collected ITA Scholar-Athlete honors. Freshmen Caroline DiNicola-Fawley (Brattleboro, Vt./Brattleboro Union), Stassy Furber (Montpelier, Vt./Montpelier) and Caroline Stanclift (Camden, Maine/Cushing Academy) joined sophomore Alexandra Marlowe (Mesa, Ariz./Mountain View), junior Lyndsay Cooke (Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield Christian) and senior Julia Parmakian (Gorham, Maine/Gorham) on the list.

Cooke headlines the group as a three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete selection and a two-time New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Academic team award winner. Parmakian also picked up her third career ITA Scholar-Athlete honor while DiNicola-Fawley, Furber, Stanclift and Marlowe claimed their first career ITA Scholar-Athlete award.

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.

A total of 79 teams earned ITA All-Academic Team honors while 476 student-athletes collected ITA Scholar-Athlete awards. MIT led the New England region with ten student-athletes named to the list, while Smith College (8) and Western New England University (7) rounded out the top-3. Wheaton tied five other programs for fourth on the list including Bates College, Mount Holyoke College, Tufts University, Wesleyan University and Williams College. Pomona-Pitzer had the most student-athletes recognized out of all 79 teams with 12 student-athletes earning ITA Scholar-Athlete awards.

The Lyons open up their 2013-14 campaign against Simmons College on Saturday, August 31 at Harvard University (1 PM).

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