Salve Regina women's tennis earns ITA academic honors
NEWPORT, R.I. - Members of the Salve Regina University women's tennis team have been recognized for academic success by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, it was announced recently. The women's team saw five players earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status and the entire team earned ITA All-Academic Team honors.
Only 15 individuals from the Commonwealth Coast Conference were recognized with ITA Scholar-Athlete status, five of whom came from the Salve Regina team, including the league's Senior Scholar-Athlete, Elise Jones '11 (Pittsfield, Mass.). Joining Jones on the squad were fellow Seahawks Nichol Stevens '12 (Chester, Conn.), Leanne Soprano '13 (Cranston, R.I.), Danielle Derrico '14 (Pomfret Center, Conn.), and Elizabeth Liguori '14 (Westerly, R.I.).
The Seahawks were just one of two schools to represent the conference as all-academic team honorees.
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 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). All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2010 and spring 2011).
The Seahawks open camp for the 2011-12 season on August 22.