The Valparaiso University tennis program earned yet another honor for its performance in the classroom as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its 2022 Division-I Scholar-Athletes and All-Academic Teams this week.
Valpo was recognized as an ITA All-Academic Team based on the program possessing a team grade point average of 3.2 or above. Furthermore, all seven members of the roster were named ITA Scholar-Athletes by virtue of owning a GPA of 3.5 or better for this year.
Mia Bertino (Lockport, Ill. / Joliet Catholic), Claire Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic Academy), Olivia Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic Academy), Allison McConnell (Westland, Mich. / Churchill), Demi Jhaveri (Westlake, Ohio / Westlake), Isabella Schoolcraft (Bargersville, Ind. / Center Grove) and Amanda Tabanera (Valencia, Calif. / Valencia) were all honored as ITA Scholar-Athletes.
Women’s tennis enjoyed a commendable year in the classroom, earning the Valparaiso University Team Academic Award at the Presidential Academic Honors Banquet for posting the department’s highest team grade point average. Claire Czerwonka was named the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, leading a group of five MVC Scholar-Athlete team honorees.