Ephs Claim 9th Straight ITA Team Academic Award & Individual Honors

Ephs Claim 9th Straight ITA Team Academic Award & Individual Honors

TEMPE, AZ – Each of Alison Swain's nine years as the head coach of the Williams College women's tennis team her Ephs have earned the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Team (ITA) Academic Award and at least one of her players has earned individual academic honors.

Seven times in the nine years that Swain has served as the Ephs' head coach Williams has won the NCAA title. This year Swain's Ephs finished the season 22-4, falling to Emory 5-4 in the NCAA Championship match. Williams did claim their seventh outright NESCAC Title with a 5-0 victory over Middlebury in the championship match.

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 varsity letter winners should be factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2015 and spring 2016).

This year seven of Swain's Ephs earned ITA-Scholar Athlete honors, which is a program best in her tenure.

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, and

3.)  been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters (including freshman through senior year).

2016 Eph ITA Scholar-Athlete honorees:

Maya Hart '16
Alex Stone '16
Hannah Atkinson '17 
Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio '18 
Julia Cancio '18 
Mia Gancayco '18 
Leah Bush '19

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