Team Has Second Most ITA Scholar Athletes in Nation
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale men’s tennis team won the ITA All-Academic Team Award for the 14th straight year for achieving a team GPA of greater than 3.2. Yale is the only team in the nation to have won the award every award every year since its inception in 1996.
The Bulldogs also tied for the second most ITA Scholar Athletes in the nation for Division I men’s tennis with eight. Jordan Abergel, Calvin Bennett, Ryan Berman, Erik Blumenkranz, Jeff Dawson, Josh Lederman, Tom Santoro, and Matt Schimmel all were named ITA Scholar Athletes for achieving GPAs greater than 3.5.
"I am very proud of my team's academic accomplishments, and of their continuation of our program's legacy of leading the nation in academic achievement,” said Alex Dorato, the Cary Leeds Head Coach of Men’s Tennis. “We are the only Division I team to have won the ITA All-Academic Team Award every year since its inception in 1996, and during that same period we also lead the nation in ITA Scholar-Athlete Awards. The Yale varsity tennis players are the finest examples of what it means to be a scholar-athlete; on the court they have had tremendous success on a national level, while leading the nation in academic achievement."
Report Filed by Steven Horn ’10,
Yale Sports Publicity