Washington University Men's and Women's Tennis Teams Earn ITA All-Academic Honor
MEN'S ALL-ACADEMIC | WOMEN'S ALL-ACADEMIC
St. Louis, Mo., July 14, 2011 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s tennis teams each received 2011 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic accolades, it was announced by the organization. Additionally, the two teams combined to see 19 student-athletes garner ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition.
The Washington University men’s tennis team ended the 2010-11 academic year with a 3.72 grade point average, while the women’s team posted a 3.46 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 two University Athletic Association (UAA) member institutions to have both its men’s and women’s tennis programs receive the ITA academic honor, with Carnegie Mellon University being the other. Case Western Reserve University, Emory University and the University or Rochester also saw their women’s programs recognized by the ITA.
The WUSTL men led all Division III programs with 12 student-athletes on the 2011 ITA Scholar-Athlete team and the women’s team had seven student-athletes received All-Academic 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, Kareem Farah, Max Franklin, Bryan Haywood, Jeffrey Hirsch, Tim Noack, Gary Parizher, Adam Putterman, Seth Sankary, Isaac Stein, Max Woods and David Zhu received the honor for the Washington University men’s team. Kristen George, Katie Helfgott, Kate Klein, Paige Madara, Corinne Rauck, Elise Sambol and Brittany Trimble earned All-Academic honors for the women’s team.
Both the Washington U. men’s and women’s programs qualified for the NCAA Tournament this past season. The men’s team finished its season with a 20-6 overall record, advancing to the NCAA Division III semifinals for the fourth-straight year and defeated Williams College 8-0 in the third-place match.
The women’s team qualified for the postseason for the fourth-straight season and ended its campaign with a 16-6 mark after falling to the University of the South, 5-0, in the NCAA second round.