Washington University Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams Earn Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Honors
St. Louis, Mo., July 25, 2012 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s tennis teams each received 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic accolades, as announced by the organization. In addition, the two Washington U. teams combined to have 14 student-athletes receive ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition.
The Washington University men’s tennis team ended the 2011-12 academic year with a 3.557 GPA, while the women’s team posted a 3.487 team GPA. In order to qualify for ITA All-Academic honors a team must hold a minimum GPA of 3.20.
Washington University was one of three University Athletic Association (UAA) member institutions to have both its men’s and women’s tennis programs receive the ITA academic honor. Carnegie Mellon University and University of Rochester were also among the programs recognized as ITA All-Academic teams.
The WUSTL men had nine student-athletes on the 2012 ITA Scholar-Athlete team, while the Washington U. women had five student-athletes receive Scholar-Athlete honors. In order to qualify for ITA All-Academic individual honors a student-athlete must have at least a 3.50 GPA during the previous academic year.
Cameron Chiang, Max Franklin, Bryan Haywood, Jeffrey Hirsch, Connor Mulhall, Tim Noack, Gary Parizher, Adam Putterman and Seth Sankary received the honor for the Washington University men’s team. Katie Helfgott, Kate Klein, Paige Madara, Hanna Newstadt and Corinne Rauck earned All-Academic honors for the women’s team.
Both the Washington U. men’s and women’s programs advanced to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The men’s team finished its season with an 18-8 overall record, advancing to the NCAA Division III semifinals for the fifth-straight year. The Bears upset then-No.1 and defending national champion Amherst College in the NCAA quarterfinals, before finishing fourth overall. The women’s team qualified for the postseason for the fifth-straight season, ending its campaign with a 15-8 mark after falling to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the NCAA second round.