NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Ivy League champion Yale women's tennis team added another trophy to the shelf, as it was named an ITA All-Academic Team for the fifth consecutive year. Individually, five Bulldogs were honored as ITA Scholar Athletes for their academic success the past season.
Yale joined the rest of the Ivy League – with the exception of Cornell – on the All-Academic Team list. In addition to having a good year in the classroom, Yale was dominant on the tennis court, finishing with a 20-4 record and the No. 29 ranking in the country. Yale also won a match in the NCAA Tournament after a dominant undefeated season in the Ivy League brought home the team's second consecutive tournament berth.
Individually, five Yalies earned the distinction of ITA Scholar Athlete: seniors Vicky Brook and Steph Kent, the team's captain, junior Sarah Guzick, sophomore Blair Seideman and freshman Hanna Yu. Kent and Brook depart Yale not only as distinguished winners on the court, but now also as back-to-back Scholar Athletes.
The team award goes to any ITA program that finishes with a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher. To earn the distinction of being a Scholar Athlete, players must meet three criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 2.) have a grade point average of at least 3.50 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 Calvin Bohn '14, Yale Sports Publicity