Seven Women’s Tennis Players Named ITA Scholar Athletes; CWRU Named an ITA All-Academic Team

CWRU Women's Tennis team photo.

Seven members of the Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes, while the team was also selected as an ITA All-Academic Team, as a result of the squad's success in the classroom during the 2019-20 academic year.

Spartans named ITA Scholar-Athletes included juniors Nicole Cardwell and Madeleine Paolucci, sophomores Eliza Georgiades and Nidhi Jha, and first-years Savannah Bright, Nina Hoog and Shreya Ramani.

To be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete, players must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year.

Paolucci claims the honor for the third-straight year, while Cardwell and Jha earned their second-straight ITA Scholar Athlete certificate.

CWRU earned the ITA All-Academic Team award by virtue of its 3.719 grade point average during the academic year. To be named an ITA All-Academic Team, the program must have a team grade point average of 3.2 or higher in 2019-20.

In 2020, 1,058 Division III Women student-athletes were named an ITA Scholar-Athlete and 175 women's tennis programs were awarded the All-Academic Team distinction.

Case Western Reserve compiled a 5-4 overall record in 2019-20, and was 25th in the last Division III team rankings, released on March 13.