TEMPE, Ariz. – Success has not been limited to the court for the Johnson & Wales University women's and men's tennis teams. The Wildcats are also excelling in the classroom with recent academic honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
For the fourth year in row, the women's team earned an ITA All-Academic Team award for having at least a 3.20 grade point average. The program posted a 3.64 GPA – up from 3.44 the year before – to rank second amongst all JWU sports.
Also surpassing last year was the number of Wildcats who earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status. Eight women's tennis players made the list, led by Lauren Torre and Claire Parry who were honored for the second year in a row. To earn the award, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.50 GPA for the year.
Three members of the men's team garnered the ITA Scholar-Athlete award. Repeating this year was Marco Saldierna. Once again the tennis team ranked third amongst JWU men's sports with a 3.10 GPA.
Men's Scholar Athlete Award Winners: