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Women’s Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Awards

Women's Tennis team and five individuals earn ITA All-Academic Praise.
Women's Tennis team and five individuals earn ITA All-Academic Praise.

Following a solid year on the courts, seven members of the Wesleyan University women's tennis team were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes, while the team earned ITA All-Academic Team praise with its cumulative grade point average of 3.66.

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Receiving individual honors for their academic work included senior Victoria Yu along with rising juniors Daniela Alvarez and Polina Kiseleva and rising sophomores Alexis Almy, Alissa NakamotoMegan Tran, and Kristina Yu.

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). Scholar-Athlete status is awarded to those that have completed at least two collegiate semesters and maintained a GPA of at least 3.5 during the academic year. 

As a team, Wesleyan captured its first NCAA Championship, knocking off defending National Champion and second-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 5-4. The title was the first women's team Championship for Wesleyan, and second team Title overall in as many seasons. The historic victory improved Wesleyan's school record for most wins in a season with 20, and only two losses. En route to the Title, the Cardinals won their first NESCAC Championship and first Little ree title. Three players qualified for the NCAA Individual Championship, as first-year Venia Yeung finished as the National runner-up in singles. Victoria Yu and Yeung earned All-American honors in singles, while Victoria and Kristina Yu were tabbed All-American in doubles.