NEWBERRY — The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced its annual academic award winners late Thursday, with Newberry College well represented. The women’s team earned All-Academic Team honors for the third consecutive season, while six Wolves earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors.
The women’s squad earned All-Academic Team honors, which requires all varsity letterwinners to have a combined grade point average above 3.2 for the academic year. Nine players appeared in varsity matches for Newberry, compiling a 3.288 grade point average during the 2014-15 academic year.
Individually, student-athletes must earn a 3.5 grade point average during the year to be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete. This year, four women and two men earned that honor for Newberry.
Tara Lamers (Maastricht, The Netherlands) earned the award for her third straight year, while Vanessa Ortiz (Cochabamba, Bolivia) earned the honor for the second time. First-time winners for the women’s team were Veronika Viegas (Sao Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil) and Elizabeth Williamson (Canterbury, New Zealand). Williamson carried a perfect 4.0 GPA.
On the men’s team, CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree Fernando Espana (Madrid, Spain) earned the award along with Patrick Rowe (Prosperity).
This release provided by Newberry College.