Women’s Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Team Award; 7 Bears Named ITA Scholar-Athletes

PROVIDENCE, RI – For the sixth year in a row, the Brown women's tennis team has been recognized with the ITA All-Academic Team award. Open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above, the All-Academic Team Award was awarded to 71 Division I programs. All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2009 and spring 2010).

In addition, seven Bears earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors this past season. 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 thorough senior year).

Brown's individual honorees include recent graduates Emily Ellis (Fort Worth, TX), who was honored all four years, and Kathrin Sorokko (Douglaston, NY), rising senior Marisa Schonfeld (Washington, DC), and rising juniors Julie Flanzer (Highland Park, IL), Cassandra Herzberg (Miami Beach, FL), Jennifer Lee (Sudbury, MA), and Catherine Stewart (Sewickley, PA).

For Schonfeld, it marked the third straight year that she received the honor, while Flanzer and Lee were recognized for the second straight year. Herzberg, Sorokko, and Stewart were all first-time honorees.

Pictured: Emily Ellis '10 & Kathrin Sorokko '10. Photo by DSPics.net.