The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its honorees for both its 2019 All-Academic Teams and 2019 Scholar-Athletes, featuring six MIAA women's tennis programs and 23 student-athletes on the academic listing.
MIAA Karen Caine Scholar-Athlete Award winner Taylor LaBarge of Hope was honored by the ITA for academic achievement, as was 2019 MIAA Most Valuable Player Claire Hallock of Hope.
Two-time honorees were Brittney Statema of Calvin; Kalamazoo's Julia Bachmann; Olivet's Rae Claramunt, Miranda Pier, and Sydnie Weller; and Saint Mary's Monica Davy and Elizabeth Priester.
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 varsity letter winners are factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year.
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 through senior year).
MIAA Student-Athletes and Teams Honored by ITA
Calvin - Grace Brown, Maya Klopfenstein, Maria Poortenga, Brittney Statema - story link
Hope - Amanda Bandrowski, Bailey Chorney, Claire Hallock, Erin LaBarge, Taylor LaBarge - story link
Kalamazoo - Julia Bachmann, Sonal Bahl, Maya Srkalovic - story link
Olivet - Rae Claramunt, Emily Foulk, Julia Miklusiak, Miranda Pier, Sydnie Weller - story link
Saint Mary's - Lily Brandt, Keely Carney, Monica Davy, Alyssa Gulli, Jenna Jaskolka, Elizabeth Preister - story link
Trine - Kyra Braun, Ellie Cole, Andrea Jordan, Delaney Keirn, Camille Lozier, Tatum Matthews, Katie Simon, Ashley Spirrison - story link