Simmons Tennis was named a 2011 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III All-Academic Team for the fourth year in a row, the ITA announced. In addition, seven sharks received Scholar-Athlete honors for maintaining a 3.5 or greater GPA for the 2010-11 academic year.
For senior Katy Hallinan (Maynard, Mass.), this marks her fourth Scholar-Athlete honor, while Athena Lynch (Andover, Mass.) received her third nod and Maggie Taylor (Yarmouth, Maine) received her second honor. Allison Bodek (Lynnfield, Mass.), Maile Macleod (Carlsbad, Calif.), Andreé Simé (Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadaloupe) and Margaret Teague (Manchester, N.H.) are all first time Scholar-Athlete recipients.
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). Simmons Tennis has received All-Academic Team recognition annually since the 2007-08 season.
The 2011-12 Simmons Tennis season will begin on Saturday, September 3, when the Sharks host NEWMAC opponent Wheaton College at home at 12:00pm.