GW Women's Tennis Team, Players Earn ITA Academic Awards
Buff and Blue Named All-Academic Team; Five Earn Scholar-Athlete Status
July 11, 2014
SKILLMAN, N.J. - The George Washington women's tennis team was recognized as a 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team, the governing body of collegiate tennis announced. Additionally, rising juniors Christina Carpenter, Egle Jakuciunaite, Lana Robins and Stephanie Wei and rising sophomore Allison Hansen were all named ITA Scholar-Athletes.
The ITA Academic Team award is the third straight honor for the Colonials and the first under the guidance of Head Coach Greg Munoz. Carpenter, Jakuciunaite, Robins and Wei all pick up Scholar-Athlete accolades for the second time in as many years while Hansen earns the first award of her career.
"I am very proud of this team and look forward to our continued success as we push the limits both athletically and academically," said Coach Munoz. "They put in a lot of time and effort both on the court and in the classroom so it is nice to see continued recognition."
The academic team award is presented to teams possessing a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20 or higher. To earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, the student-athlete must be a varsity letterwinner, possess a GPA of 3.50 or higher and be enrolled at their present institution for at least two semesters.
A member of the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team, Carpenter was named to the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List with a perfect 4.0 GPA through the spring 2013 semester. As a business administration major she earned a spot on both the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 A-10 Commissioner's Honor Rolls and was honored with the university's distinguished Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for being in the top two percent of sophomores in GW's School of Business. She capped her sophomore campaign with an overall singles record of 7-5 and a doubles mark of 8-4.
Hansen was named to the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List as well as the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 A-10 Commissioner's Honor Rolls. She produced a 3-6 singles record during her first season with the Buff and Blue and a doubles record of 8-7.
An international affairs major, Jakuciunaite earned a spot on the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 A-10 Commissioner's Honor Rolls. She was also named to the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List with a 4.0 GPA through the fall. Jakuciunaite posted a 6-6 singles record during her sophomore season, including a 4-3 mark throughout fall tournament action.
Robins wrapped her second year at GW as a member of the A-10 All-Conference First Team and the All-Academic Team. An Athletics Academic Dean's List member with a 4.0 GPA through the spring 2013 semester, Robins was also named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Rolls both semesters this year. As an international affairs major she earned the university's Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for being in the top two percent of sophomores in GW's Elliott School of International Affairs. Competing primarily as the Colonials top singles player, Robins went 17-10 overall to tie for the second-most victories on the team. She knocked off the first nationally ranked opponent of her career (No. 121 Raluca Mita) at the 2013 USTA/ITA Atlantic Regional Championships and entered the spring season as the No. 17 singles player in the ITA Atlantic Region. She closed the year with an overall doubles mark of 16-8.
A Spring 2014 A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection, Wei also earned a spot on the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List. She finished her sophomore season with an overall doubles record of 7-7, highlighted by a 4-2 mark in the third flight with Leah Pascarella ('14).