The Army West Point Women's Tennis team received recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for their outstanding efforts in the classroom in the 2019-2020 school year. Not only were the Black Knights recognized as one of 244 teams to be awarded All-Academic Team distinction, but they also had six individual athletes named ITA Scholar-Athletes.
To be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete, one must meet the following requirements:
- have a grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year
- be listed on the institutional eligibility form
To be named an ITA All-Academic Team, programs must meet the following requirements:
- have a team grade point average of 3.2 or above (on a 4.00 scale),
- all student-athletes included should be listed on the institutional eligibility form, and
- all varsity letter winners should be factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year
As a team, the Black Knights boasted an impressive 3.34 GPA to close out the year. Individually, Ana Joyner, Caroline Vincent, Abi Waldman, MaryJo Pidgeon, Sophie McKenzie and Danna Funaro each represented Army as some of the brightest athletes in collegiate tennis. The six cadet-athletes were listed amongst 1430 Division I Women student-athletes who were named ITA Scholar-Athletes.