TEMPE, Ariz. — The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the 2018 All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes earlier today with St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) student-athletes Isabella Benitez, Shivam Ghai, Denise Trerotola, and Valentina Velez Valencia each earning scholar-athlete distinction maintaining a 3.5 grade point average for the 2017-18 academic year.
Trerotola, a two-time First-Team All-Skyline selection, receives the academic accolade for the second straight year. In addition, the women's tennis team was also tabbed as an ITA All-Academic Team for the second consecutive season after collectively maintaining a combined grade point average greater than 3.2.
In all, 735 teams and 4,328 student-athletes across all five divisions of college tennis (DI, DII, DIII, NAIA, JUCO) were honored.
Congratulations to the Bears ITA Scholar-Athletes:
|Isabella Benitez||Fr.||New York, N.Y./Manhattan Bridges|
|Denise Trerotola *||Jr.||Brooklyn, N.Y./St. Saviour|
|Valentina Velez Valencia||So.||Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Kearney|
|Shivam Ghai||Jr.||Nairobi, Kenya/International School of Kenya|
* Named ITA Scholar-Athlete in 2017