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Tulane Women's Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Awards

Ashley Lideau

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - Tulane University's women's tennis team received All-Academic Team honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, or ITA, this week.

Furthermore, some of Tulane's Geen Wave student-athletes, Cora Barber, Kristen Borland, Jillian Greenberg, and Lahari Yelamanchili received ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition.

A combined grade point average of 3.2 and above is a must for all of the collegiate programs for a team to receive ITA All-Academic team. Meanwhile, for student-athletes to receive an ITA Scholar-Athlete title, they must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 for the current running academic year.

"I could not be more excited for the work our team displayed in the classroom this past year during an exceptionally challenging season," said Maria Brito, Head Coach of Tulane University's Women's Tennis Team.

"I would also like to congratulate the individual efforts of Kristen, Lahari, Cora, and Jillian in the classroom. Each of these young ladies has truly raised the bar for our team from an academic standpoint, and I am so proud to be their coach."

The ITA was originally founded in 1956 by one of UCLA's men’s tennis coaches, J. D. Morgan. It is the governing body of college tennis, supervising men’s and women’s varsity tennis at all levels, from NCAA Divisions I, II, and III, NAIA to Junior/Community College. ITA considers academics as a key aspect of the college tennis experience.

Each year, ITA chooses several students to be given the ITA Scholar-Athlete title, and several teams to be given the ITA All-Academic Teams honors. Go to this website for the list of honorees from previous years.

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