Bulldogs Earn ITA All-Academic Team Honor Again; Three Individuals Also Recognized

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Silia DeFilippis. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Brook, DeFilippis and Kent Named ITA Scholar Athletes

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The 2011 Ivy League champion Yale women's tennis team earned ITA All-Academic Team recognition and had three individuals named ITA Scholar-Athletes for 2010-11: Vicky Brook (London, England), Silia DeFilippis (Short Hills, N.J.) and Steph Kent (Washington Depot, Conn.). This is the fourth year in a row Yale has been named an ITA All-Academic Team, and DeFilippis is a three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete honoree.

Yale was one of six Ivy League teams to earn All-Academic Team honors. The Bulldogs finished the season ranked No. 31 in the country after posting a 23-5 record (6-1 Ivy League) in 2010-11. That included the school's first NCAA Tournament match win, a 4-2 victory over William & Mary. The Bulldogs also won the ECAC Championship for the third year in a row.

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). 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 two semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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