WESTWOOD, Mass.—The Babson College women's tennis squad placed four members of its program recognized for their success in the classroom when the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released its Academic All-Conference team on Wednesday.
Senior Alexandra Blizard (Dover, Mass.) was honored for the third consecutive season, junior Emily Roeper (Belle Mead, N.J.) garnered academic all-conference accolades for the second time, and sophomores Ally Kaden (Brielle, N.J.) and Carolina Merz (Santa Tecla, El Salvador) were both named to the squad for the first time in their respective careers.
All four players have set new career highs in wins, Highlighted by Merz, who ranks first on the team in both singles (16) and doubles (19) victories. Roeper is 12-6 in singles and 16-9 in doubles, while Blizard has won five apiece in singles and doubles for 10 combined victories. Kaden has won twice in singles play and picked up her first dual-match doubles win against Smith back on April 2.
Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2018 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.
Babson (14-5) defeated Wellesley in the NEWMAC Tournament semifinals on Tuesday and will travel to 19th-ranked MIT for the conference title match on Saturday at 12 p.m.