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Women's Tennis Earns Academic Awards from ITA

Jul 12, 2021
Abi Altick (Photo: Scott Chandler)

TEMPE, Ariz. – The UCLA women's tennis team and nine of its student-athletes were honored Monday, as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced the 2021 ITA Division I Academic Awards.

For the fourth year in a row, head coach Stella Sampras Webster's roster turned in a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.2 or better to achieve All-Academic Team status.

Abi Altick, Sophie Bendetti, Caroline Goldberg, Annette Goulak, Jada Hart, Taylor Johnson, Vanessa Ong, Sasha Vagramov and Vivian Wolff collected ITA Scholar-Athlete accolades after each posted a GPA of 3.5 or better during the latest academic year.

Altick, Bendetti and Goulak each completed her collegiate career a four-time Scholar-Athlete. Goulak was twice recognized while at the University of Georgia and continued her excellence in the classroom as a Bruin. Just this year, she was named the NCAA Elite 90 award winner for women's tennis, received the female Scholar-Athlete of the Year at the virtual UCLA Scholar-Athlete Banquet and made the 2020-21 CoSIDA Academic All-District® Women's At-Large First Team.

Johnson was named a Scholar-Athlete for the third time. Goldberg, Hart, Vagramov and Wolff also became multiple time honorees, with their second awards. Wolff previously made the cut in 2020, while at UGA.

Making her debut on the list, in her first year eligible, was Ong.