Tempe, Ariz. - July 26, 2018 - The Springfield College men's and women's tennis programs both earned the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic team honor following the 2017-18 season in recognition for their efforts in the classroom. In all, 735 teams and 4,328 student-athletes across all five divisions of college tennis were honored.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is given to programs with a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above. In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a student-athlete must have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale).
For the 2017-18 academic year, both the Springfield College women's and men's tennis teams put together very impressive cumulative grade point averages, with the women's team earning a remarkable GPA of 3.821, and the men registering a 3.425.
Individually on the men's side, Court Honda (Morioka, Japan), Chris Unger (Westfield, Mass.), Zack Keene (Agawam, Mass.), Alex Romaine (Stamford, Con.), Corey Maznicki (Somers, Conn.), and Freddie Moffa (Granby, Conn.) were all recognized.
Emily Etter (Guilford, Conn.), Cara Freadman (Richmond, Mass.), Addie Kendall (Lakeville, Mass.), Rachel Litchfield (Northbridge, Mass.), Melissa Parrish (Reading, Mass.), Amanda Hill (East Longmeadow, Mass.), and Hailey Higgins (New Marlborough, Mass.) each garnered ITA All-Academic honors as part of the Springfield women's program.
The women's team will open up the 2018-19 slate at home against Johnson & Wales on September 25, while the men will travel to compete in the Connecticut College Invitational on September 15.