W. Tennis Earns ITA Academic Accolades

W. Tennis Earns ITA Academic Accolades

CORAL GABLES, Fla. The University of Miami women’s tennis team picked up several academic recognitions from the ITA, as announced Monday morning.

As a group, the Hurricanes garnered ITA All-Academic Team distinction, an award given to programs with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 for the academic year. This is the seventh time in eight years, including the sixth in a row, Miami made the cut.

Miami’s eight student-athletes combined to register an impressive 3.49 GPA during the 2019-20 academic year.

On an individual basis, five Hurricanes received ITA Scholar-Athlete status. In order to qualify, a student-athlete must maintain a lofty 3.5 GPA for the year.

Freshman Maya Tahan, whose major is undeclared, paced the Miami roster with a perfect 4.0 mark. Senior Estela Perez-Somarriba, who graduated in May with a degree in economics, followed just behind with a 3.97 mark.

Freshman Florencia Urrutia, an accounting major, logged a 3.75 GPA, while her classmate, Diana Khodan, tallied a 3.7 GPA as a sport administration major. Additionally, sophomore Daevenia Achong, an accounting major, compiled a 3.62 GPA.

This is the fourth straight year Perez-Somarriba has attained ITA plaudits and the second year in a row Achong has done so. The complete list of 2019-20 team and individual honorees can be found HERE.

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