Intercollegiate Tennis Association Honors Women's Tennis For Academics

Susanna Howard '14
Susanna Howard '14

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association has recognized the Bowdoin College women's tennis team for its work in the classroom in the 2013-14 academic year.

Five individuals were recognized as ITA Scholar Athletes while the Polar Bears, as a squad, were honored as an ITA All-Academic Team. In order to earn Scholar Athlete status, an individual must have a GPA of at least 3.5 for the academic year. For All-Academic Team recognition, a team must reach a cumulative GPA of 3.2.

The five individuals honored were senior Susanna Howard (Iowa City, Iowa), junior Emma Chow (Toronto, Ont.), and first-years Anna Kaplan (Winnetka, Ill.), Pilar Giffenig (Salisbury, Conn.) and Samantha Stalder (Costa Mesa, Calif.).

As a team, Bowdoin was one of eight NESCAC teams to earn All-Academic Team status. The Polar Bears enjoyed one of the finest seasons in school history in 2014, finishing with a 16-7 overall record, reaching the NCAA Quarterfinals and ending the year sixth in final ITA Division III rankings.