Eight student-athletes claim scholar-athlete distinction
NORTON, Mass. – The Wheaton College women's tennis team has been named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team list.
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. The women's tennis team posted a 3.74 GPA in the fall and a 3.72 GPA in the spring, both being the highest of any squad at Wheaton in either the fall or spring academic year this past season.
Eight student-athletes on the women's tennis team also collected ITA Scholar-Athlete honors. Reigning New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Tennis Athlete of the Year Alexandra Marlowe (Mesa, Ariz./Mountain View), CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District selection Lyndsay Cooke (Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield Christian), freshman Amanda Brazell (Las Vegas, Nev./The Meadows School), sophomores Caroline Stanclift (Camden, Maine/Cushing Academy) and Stassy Furber (Montpelier, Vt./Montpelier) and recent graduates Morgan Bell (Gloucester, Mass./Pingree School), Sarah Crom (Bremen, Germany/International School of Bremen) and Jessica Moore (Middletown, R.I./The Prout School) all were named to the list.
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 86 women's tennis squads claimed ITA All-Academic Team honors, while 568 student-athletes earned Scholar-Athlete distinction. Wheaton has been recognized by the ITA with an All-Academic Team award for four-straight seasons and seven total since 2005.
As the governing body of collegiate tennis, the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of varsity collegiate tennis players. The ITA, which is comprised of nearly 1,700 men's and women's varsity coaches and 20,000 student-athletes from over 1,200 institutions, has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership, sportsmanship and athletic performance. The ITA annually recognizes over 3,000 student-athletes on an individual and team basis from over 500 different varsity tennis programs.