TEMPE, Ariz — The 2022 Division I Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Awards were released Monday, July 11, and BYU women's tennis was well represented.
BYU was deemed a 2022 Division I ITA All-Academic team. In order to be to be nominated, the Cougars needed to have a team GPA of 3.2 or above.
In addition, six student-athletes within the program were recognized as ITA Division I Scholar-Athletes including Emilee Astle, Leah Heimuli, Kara Lin, Avery Pope, Madison Smith and Emma Templeman. For student-athletes to be eligible as ITA Scholar-Athletes, they needed to maintain a GPA of at least a 3.5.
The Cougars took a one-year hiatus from the awards in 2021, however matched their total of six athletes awarded in 2020.
"I'm really proud of our girls. Academics plays an important role in the all-around success of our student-athletes. It's great to see so many rise to the occasion, not just on the court, but in the classroom as well,” said BYU head coach Holly Parkinson Hasler.
BYU will look to carry its momentum from the classroom to the court into the 2022-2023 season.