Women’s Tennis Receives Fifth Straight ITA All-Academic Team Award

Harvard had six players earn Scholar Athlete honors from the ITA (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's tennis team has been recognized for its work in the classroom with the International Tennis Association Team Academic Award, marking the fifth straight year the Crimson has earned the distinction. Inaddition, six women's tennis players were tabbed ITA Scholar-Athletes by the national organization.

All four classes were represented in the individual awards as the Crimson upped its total of five from a year ago. Recent graduate Hideko Tachibana '13, rising senior Hannah Morrill, rising junior Sylvia Li and rising sophomores Hai-Li Kong, Amanda Lin and Crystal Yen were among the award recipients.

In order to earn ITA all-academic credentials, a player must have a least a 3.50 grade point average for the current academic year. The 2012-13 squad earned the team honor by combining for a team GPA of at least 3.20.

The Crimson will open its 2013-14 campaign at the William & Mary Tribe Invitational in Williamsburg, Va., Sept. 20-22.

To view a complete list of the teams and individuals honored, click here