Monday, September 8, 2008
Women's Tennis Receives On-Court, Off-Court Honors
Junior Melissa Saiontz (pictured at right) of the Princeton women's tennis team has been ranked 80th in Division I in the ITA's preseason rankings of singles players and doubles teams released Sept. 4. The link to the complete list can be found here. The list does not include incoming freshmen, so Princeton's national No. 1 recruiting class as judged by the Tennis Recruiting Network did not factor into the rankings.
Four members of the team earned the ITA Scholar-Athlete Award for attaining a GPA of 3.5 or better, including seniors Kristen Scott and Kelly Stewart, junior Melissa Saiontz and sophomore Sarah Hoffman. The team overall achieved ITA All-Academic Team status for having a GPA of 3.2 or better.
The ITA designation follows an honor that the team received in June, the NCAA Public Recognition Award. The award is provided to those teams that have an NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent of all squads in their sport.