TEMPE, Ariz. -- Seven members of the 2018-19 Bates women's tennis team earned All-Academic Scholar Athlete honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, with senior Bella Stone, sophomore Hannah Sweeney and senior Morgan Woods winning the award for a second straight year.
Joining Stone (Concord, Mass.), Sweeney (Franklin, Mass.) and Woods (Sarasota, Fla.) in winning the honor from Bates were junior Suzanne Elfman (Longmeadow, Mass.), junior Lauren Hernandez (Chester, N.J.), senior Hannah Londoner (Westport, Conn.) and first-year Anna Rozin (Toronto, Ontario).
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 2.) have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year).
The seven Bobcats led the program to winning the ITA All-Academic Team award as well. The award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All varsity letter winners were factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2018 and spring 2019).