Women’s Tennis Recognized by ITA for Academics

William & Mary

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The William & Mary women’s tennis team received academic recognition from Intercollegiate Tennis Association, the organization announced this week. As a team, the Green and Gold earned the ITA All-Academic Team honor for the fifth-straight season, while four players, seniors Maria Groener, Olivia Thaler and Cecily Wuenscher and sophomore Rosie Cheng, garnered ITA Scholar-Athlete accolades. 
W&M received the team award for the  ninth time overall and eighth in the last 10 years by sporting a 3.41 cumulative team GPA. Individually, it was the fourth award for both Groener and Thaler, while Wuenscher garnered the distinction of the third time and Cheng was honored for the second-straight year. 
Since 2002, W&M has generated a total of 42 ITA Scholar-Athletes. In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a player must meet the following criteria: be a varsity letter winner; have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year; and have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year). Over the last six seasons under head coach Tyler Thomson, W&M produced 24 ITA Scholar-Athletes. During his coaching career, Thomson-coached players have been named an ITA Scholar-Athlete for their success in the classroom on 68 occasions with his squads earning 16 ITA All-Academic Team awards. The Tribe was one of seven CAA programs and 194 Division I programs to earn the team academic honor. A total of 32 CAA athletes earned the Scholar-Athlete award.The Tribe, which finished the year at 17-10, capped 2018 ranked second in the Atlantic Region and No. 45 nationally. The regional ranking was the program’s highest since holding down the No. 1 spot in the East region in 2008, while the Green and Gold was ranked in the top 50 to end the year for the third time in the last four season. W&M won its 26th CAA title and made its 23rd NCAA …

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