CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming off an Ivy League title on the court, Harvard women's tennis has been recognized on the 2017 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team. Among the selections as ITA Scholar-Athletes are Natasha Gonzalez, June Lee, Irene Lu, Lexi Milunovich, Annika Ringblom and Sabrina Xiong.
To qualify for the ITA All-Academic Team, the student-athletes must maintain a cumulative team grade point average of 3.2 or above on a 4.0 scale, with each eligible player needing to compete in at least one varsity match. Individually, a 3.5 GPA and varsity letter are required to be an ITA Scholar-Athlete.
Senior June Lee led the team with 24 wins last season, going 6-1 in conference play. She closed the season winning nine of her last 10 matches for the Crimson. Junior Annika Ringblom won 10 matches in singles play. The Palos Verdes Estates, California native went 9-4 in doubles play when paired with fellow ITA honoree Sabrina Xiong.
Freshman Irene Lu also was honored by the ITA after her debut campaign for Harvard winning 18 singles and 13 doubles matches. Fellow freshman Lexi Milunovich went 7-6 with a pair of conference wins during her first season in the crimson and white.
Last year the Crimson went 17-8 and was ranked as high as 49th in the country, en route to earning the 2017 Ivy League title.