SKILLMAN, NJ – Williams College women's tennis head coach Alison Swain '01 has guided her Ephs to a record five consecutive NCAA titles in her first five years at the Eph helm. Additionally, the Ephs have maintained the same level of excellence in the classroom.
Swain's Ephs have also racked up five consecutive Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Academic Team Award and five members of the 2011-12 Ephs earned individual academic honors from the ITA.
2012 ITA All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes
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 eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2011 and spring 2012).
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
3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).
Ephs honored in 2012 as ITA Scholar-Athletes include:
Kristin Alotta '12
Caroline Capute '12
Veranika Li '13
Kara Shoemaker '14
Rebecca Curran '15