SKILLMAN, N.J. – Three Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference institutions and 12 individual women's tennis student-athletes earned academic recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Thursday. Full Release
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).
Each team also had individuals earn ITA Scholar Athlete honors. Colorado College led all SCAC schools with five student-athletes on the list, while Trinity placed four, including Elena Wilson and Gabrielle Roe who earned the honor for the second consecutive year. Texas Lutheran's Caitlin Zarr earned the award for the fourth consecutive year, while Sofia Vega continued her academic success this year with her third honor.
Vega was named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American team earlier this summer.
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.
The following SCAC student-athletes were named ITA Scholar-Athletes:
Colorado College Anna Smith
Colorado College Fiona Cerf
Colorado College Kira Lorenzen
Colorado College Natalia Dellavalle
Colorado College Rachel Severson
Texas Lutheran University Caitlin Zarr
Texas Lutheran University Megan Ingram
Texas Lutheran University Sofia Vega
Trinity University Elena Wilson
Trinity University Liza Southwick
Trinity University Gabrielle Roe
Trinity University Nicole Rueb