Women’s Tennis Earns ITA Academic Honors
BERKELEY – The California women's tennis program capped off another strong year in the classroom when it earned ITA All-Academic status and when six Golden Bears were named ITA Scholar-Athletes, the ITA announced Monday. The six honorees from Cal's Pac-12 championship team are Anna Bright, Cami Brown, Haley Giavara, Valentina Ivanov, Erin Richardson and Hannah Viller Moeller.
"It's a special honor for the team to earn academic acknowledgement to go along with the athletic achievements the Bears collected this season," Cal head coach Amanda Augustus said. "Especially this year, in a pandemic, when they had to pivot so many times with how things were working in the classroom, the fact that they did this well speaks to how resilient and committed they are."
To be named an ITA All-Academic Team for 2020-21, a program must have a team grade-point average of 3.2 or above on a 4.00 scale, all student-athletes included should be listed on the institutional eligibility form and all varsity letter winners should be factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year.
To be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete for 2020-21, a student-athlete must have a GPA of at least 3.5 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year to be listed on the institutional eligibility form.
In October, Cal garnered the Newmark Award for the best women's GPA amongst the school's "small teams" for the 2019-20 season, when the Bears posted a 3.432 GPA.
The Bears will return to action when they host their annual Cal Fall Invitational from Sept. 24-26 at the Hellman Tennis Complex and the Channing Tennis Courts.