St. Louis, Mo., July 26, 2017 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's and women's teams each received 2017 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic accolades, as announced by the organization. In addition, the two programs had a combined 20 student-athletes receive ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition.
In all, 720 teams and 3,908 student-athletes across all five divisions of college tennis were honored.
WashU was one of six University Athletic Association (UAA) institutions to have both its men's and women's teams represented joining Brandeis University, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, New York University and University of Rochester.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All varsity letter winners were factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2016 and spring 2017).
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 2.) have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year).
The women's team posted a cumulative GPA of 3.71 and individually was represented by senior Mindy Borovsky, sophomore Lisa Chionis, junior Grace Deering, senior Kaylan Griffith, senior Rebecca Ho, sophomore Brigitte Hodge, junior Kate Lee, junior Lily Schroeder, freshman Sanjna Tripathy and freshman Celeste Woloshyn.
The men's team had a cumulative GPA of 3.72 and also had 10 selections: junior Shaun Berman, senior John Carswell, junior Jason Haugen, junior Jake Klein, freshman Jessie Korovin, sophomore Konrad Kozlowski, freshman J.J. Kroot, freshman Bernardo Neves, sophomore Radha Vishnubhotla and junior Johnny Wu.
The women's team made its second-straight and fifth NCAA quarterfinal appearance and ended its season with a 14-11 record. The men's team posted an 18-5 overall record and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the 11th-straight season.