LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland women's tennis earned All-Academic Team honors released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for the 2019-20 academic year, the organization announced Thursday.
The honor is given to programs with a team grade-point average (GPA) of 3.20 or higher during the school year. The Phoenix posted an incredible 3.85 cumulative team GPA.
The team accolade caps another strong academic year for the women's tennis program. The ITA also released the Scholar-Athlete Awards on Thursday which included eight women's tennis players: Joana Bou Barcelo, Ana Maria Collazos, Carly Earnhardt, Ainhoa Garijo Garrido, Morgan Harmon, Kylie Humphrey, Anna Kopituk, and Stefanie Navaratnam.
Student-athletes must have above a 3.5 GPA to be eligible for the ITA Scholar-Athlete award.
The Phoenix were the only Mid-South Conference school to earn the award. Incoming full-time member Bethel University also received the honors playing in the Southern States Athletic Conference last season.
In 2020, 290 NAIA Women student-athletes were named an ITA Scholar-Athlete, and 46 women’s tennis programs were awarded the All-Academic Team distinction.