NWC Women's Tennis Teams, Student-Athletes Honored for Academic Success by ITA

NWC Women's Tennis Teams, Student-Athletes Honored for Academic Success by ITA

TEMPE, Ariz. – 16 women’s tennis student-athletes from four Northwest Conference member institutions have been recognized as All-Academic Scholar-Athletes, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced earlier this week. 

Whitworth received the most honorees with seven, while Whitman and Pacific each honored four, and Lewis & Clark one.

Among those recognized were All-NWC honorees Mary Hill and Linqi Shang of Whitman, and Avery Liening of Whitworth.

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must be a varsity letter winner, have a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale for the current academic year, and have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year).

Three women’s teams were also named All-Academic teams by the ITA. Pacific, Whitman, and Whitworth each received cumulative team grade point averages of 3.2 or above in the 2018-19 academic year to earn the recognition.

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).

To view the complete ITA release, click here.


ITA All-Academic Scholar-Athletes

Carla Thomas, Lewis & Clark

Chantelle Baclay, Pacific (Ore.)

Adrienne Powel, Pacific (Ore.)

Taylor Smallwood, Pacific (Ore.)

Johanna Wilson, Pacific (Ore.)

Annika Bauerle, Whitman

Lorin DeMuth, Whitman

Mary Hill, Whitman

Linqi Sheng, Whitman

Halle Berg, Whitworth

Grace Bethards, Whitworth

Jillian Hughes, Whitworth

Avery Liening, Whitworth

Kyndal Locati, Whitworth

Madelyn Parkey, Whitworth

Emma Jo Wiley, Whitworth


ITA All-Academic Teams 

Pacific (Ore.)