Women's Tennis

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Women's Tennis Places Four on ITA All-Academic Scholar Athlete Team

Women's Tennis Places Four on ITA All-Academic Scholar Athlete Team

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Four members of the Babson College women's tennis program were honored for their work in the classroom when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its 2019 All-Academic Scholar Athletes on Thursday afternoon.

Senior Alexandra Blizard (Dover, Mass.) was named to the squad for the fourth year in a row, junior Emily Roeper (Belle Mead, N.J.) was recognized for the third straight year, and sophomores Ally Kaden (Brielle, N.J.) and Carolina Merz (Santa Tecla, El Salvador) both garnered ITA All-Academic honors for the second consecutive season.

In addition to the individual awards, head coach Michael Kopelman's program collected ITA All-Academic Team accolades for the fourth straight year.

To earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must be a varsity letter winner, have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale), and have been enrolled at their present institution for at least two semesters. Academic team honors are awarded to any program with a 3.20 GPA or higher.

The Beavers concluded the 2018-19 campaign with an overall mark of 14-6 and reached the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament final for the second season in a row.