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Women's Tennis Honored with ITA All-Academic Team Award

Hideko Tachibana was one of four Harvard players to receive ITA Scholar-Athlete honors (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Harvard women's tennis team has been named a recipient of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team Award.  The Crimson also had four student-athletes honored as ITA Scholar Athletes.

Rising seniors Hideko Tachibana, a 2011-12 co-captain of the Crimson, Holly Cao and Samantha Gridley and rising sophomore Amanda Black achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or above.

A team must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater to receive the all-academic team award. 

The Crimson is set to open its 2011 fall season by hosting the Harvard Fall Classic Sept. 16-18.