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Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Team Honors

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Team Honors

For a third straight year, App State women’s tennis was named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic team, posting an impressive 3.61 GPA for the 2019-20 academic year.

Seven of eight Mountaineers were named 2020 ITA Scholar-Athletes, which is the highest number of student-athletes that were honored under head coach Blake Mosley. At least three athletes have been named a scholar the last three years. Also, the 3.61 GPA for the year is .13 points higher than in 2019.

Sandra Anglesjö and María José Zacarias are three-time scholar athletes while Kate Earnhardt and Sasha Pisareava made the list for a second time. Selina Atay, Cassie McLay, and Virginia Poggi all in their first years were honored as well.

ITA Scholar-Athletes
Sandra Anglesjö – 3.65 GPA (Major: Building Sciences)
Selina Atay – 3.8 GPA (Major: Undecided)
Kate Earnhardt – 3.78 GPA (Major: Economics)
Cassie McLay – 3.75 GPA (Major: Nursing)
Sasha Pisareva – 3.52 GPA (Major: Communications/Journalism)
Virginia Poggi – 3.54 GPA (Major: Exercise Science)
María José Zacarias – 3.62 GPA (Major: Exercise Science)

The Black and Gold excelled both on and off the court despite the season ending early due to COVID-19. App State went 6-4 while cracking the top 50 ITA rankings at 49th, which was the highest in program history. The Apps defeated a ranked opponent in then-No. 48 East Carolina, and also earned an ITA Community Service award in the Carolina Region.

To become an ITA Scholar Athlete, one must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) for the current academic year and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters (including freshman through senior year). Programs that were recognized as ITA All-Academic Teams must have posted a team GPA of at least 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale).