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.