TEMPE, Ariz.- The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the 2018 All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes. In all, 735 teams and 4,328 student-athletes across all five divisions of college tennis were honored. Kelly Appow (Freehold, N.J. / Freehold Township), Savannah Bailey (Rockville, Md. / Richard Montgomery), Katharine Conklin (Freehold, N.J. / Freehold Township), Emily Dowler (Rochester, N.Y. / Brighton), Lauren Lucas (Holidaysburg, Pa. / Altoona Area HS), Anjali Mistry (Mount Holly, N.J. / Rancocas), and Jana Wegener (Lower Saxon / Germany) were honored as scholar athletes.
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 tennis team was also honored with the ITA All-Academic Team award. The 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 2017 and spring 2018).