Bulldogs Earn ITA All-Academic Team Honor Again; Three Individuals Also Recognized

Silia DeFilippis. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Silia DeFilippis. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Brook, DeFilippis and Kent Named ITA Scholar Athletes

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The 2011 Ivy League champion Yale women's tennis team earned ITA All-Academic Team recognition and had three individuals named ITA Scholar-Athletes for 2010-11: Vicky Brook (London, England), Silia DeFilippis (Short Hills, N.J.) and Steph Kent (Washington Depot, Conn.). This is the fourth year in a row Yale has been named an ITA All-Academic Team, and DeFilippis is a three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete honoree.

Yale was one of six Ivy League teams to earn All-Academic Team honors. The Bulldogs finished the season ranked No. 31 in the country after posting a 23-5 record (6-1 Ivy League) in 2010-11. That included the school's first NCAA Tournament match win, a 4-2 victory over William & Mary. The Bulldogs also won the ECAC Championship for the third year in a row.

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

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity