TEMPE, Arizona - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released the 2018-19 All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athlete Honors on Thursday (July 18) and the Walsh women's tennis team had a G-MAC best nine Scholar-Athlete Awards. The Cavaliers were also named an All-Academic Team for the second straight year.
For Division II, 553 women's tennis players were named ITA Scholar-Athletes and 97 teams were considered All-Academic.
The following nine student-athletes were named to the ITA Scholar-Athlete Award list:
- Allison Brazer
- Clara Drasch
- Mercedes Fernandez
- Morgan Iser
- Maria Kacalova
- Parvanee Karimpour
- Sofia Khairutdinova
- Elise Kohl
- Katharina Razum
Walsh was one of four schools tied for third-most (Emmanuel, Florida Southern, and Harding). The University of Texas-Tyler was second with ten while Lincoln Memorial and Queens each had 11 Scholar-Athletes.
Drasch, Iser, Kacalova, Karimpour, Khairutdinova, and Razum were all named ITA Scholar-Athletes last year. All nine of them were awarded Academic All-Conference status last week by the G-MAC.
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 should be factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2018 and spring 2019). 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 complete list can be found below: