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Six Bulldogs Honored as ITA Scholar-Athletes

Tina Jiang. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Tina Jiang. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Collective Team and Six Individuals Recognized for Academic Achievement

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – On Tuesday, July 25, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced the 2017 All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes. The Yale women's tennis team was named an All-Academic Team, and six bulldogs were honored as Scholar-Athletes: graduated captain Tina Jiang; rising seniors Carol Finke, Valerie Shklover, Sunday Swett and Elizabeth Zordani; and rising junior Amy Yang.

All six players also received recognition as Scholar-Athletes in 2016.

The criteria for the awards is as follows:

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 were factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2016 and spring 2017).

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 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year).

Report by Alice Yang '19, Yale Sports Publicity