BABSON PARK, Mass.—Six members of the Babson College women's tennis program were honored for their work in the classroom when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its 2018 All-Academic Scholar Athletes on Tuesday.
Junior Alexandra Blizard (Dover, Mass.) was named to the team for the third year in a row, sophomore Emily Roeper (Belle Mead, N.J.) garnered her second consecutive honor, and senior Kylie Kam (Honolulu, Hawaii) and first-years Ally Kaden (Brielle, N.J.), Carolina Merz (Santa Tecla, El Salvador) and Alexa Tutecky (North York, Ontario) were all recognized for the first time.
In addition to the individual awards, head coach Jim Berrigan's program earned ITA All-Academic Team accolades for the third straight season.
To earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must be a varsity letter winner, have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale), and have been enrolled at their present institution for at least two semesters. Academic team honors are awarded to any program with a 3.20 GPA or higher.
The Beavers finished the 2017-18 campaign with an overall record of 13-5 and reached the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament final for the first time since 2015.