TEMPE, AZ – Twelve members of the Johns Hopkins women’s tennis team have been named ITA Scholar-Athletes it was announced yesterday. In addition, Johns Hopkins was named a 2017 ITA All-Academic Team. Hopkins is one of five schools in the Centennial Conference to have ITA Scholar-Athletes and is one of just four to earn All-Academic Team honors.
Hopkins’ 12 ITA Scholar-Athletes are second most among all Division III women’s programs and are the most in the Centennial Conference. Hopkins has earned ITA All-Academic Team honors in each of the last 11 years. In addition, Hopkins has produced 120 ITA Scholar-Athletes since 2006. The Blue Jays have had at least 10 ITA Scholar-Athletes in each of the last four seasons and eight times in the last 12 years.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). 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 through senior year).
Earning the honor for the Blue Jays are 2017 graduates Mikey Barthelmass, Jody Law, Ashnaa Rao and Amanda Soo Ping Chow; juniors Megumi Chen, Veronica Gaspar, Caroline Greydak and Suniana Vohra; sophomores Mika Inadomi, Chrissy Simon and Kimberly Zou and freshman Prerna Singh. Law and Chen earn the honor for the third time while Barthelmass, Rao, Soo Ping Chow, Greydak, Simon and Zou all earn the honor for the second time.