(TEMPE, Ariz.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team was honored for the 12th straight season and 19th time in the last 20 years by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as an ITA All-Academic Team. In addition, 12 players were named ITA Scholar Athletes.
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 during the last academic year and the women's team achieved a cumulative average of 3.53 for the year.
In addition to the team honor, seniors Alex Iordache (Princeton, N.J./South Brunswick), Elizabeth Schulz (Fresno, Calif./Clovis North), and Melissa Strome (West Bloomfield, Mich./West Bloomfield), juniors Victoria Chang (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome), Lindy Cornwall (Poway, Calif./Poway), Beata Liberchuk (Edgewater, N.J./Dwight-Englewood), Ola Wojciak (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel), and Janabelle Wu (San Jose, Calif./Lynbrook), sophomores Madeline Fidel (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton North) and Bin Zheng (Miami, Fla./Doral Academy), along with freshmen Abigail Khieu (Potomac, Md./Walt Whitman) and Victoria Tankova (Toronto, Ontario/Lorne Park Secondary School) were honored as ITA Scholar Athletes.
In order to be eligible to be an ITA Scholar Athlete, a player must be a varsity letter winner, have an academic year GPA of at least 3.50, and been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters.