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Pair of Athena tennis players selected as ITA All-Americans

SKILLMAN, N.J. – At the end of a very successful season for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's tennis, two Athenas have been selected to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-America Team, the ITA announced on June 11.

Student-athletes can be chosen to the All-America Team in singles, doubles, or both. Freshman Katie Kuosman was selected as an All-American along with doubles partner, sophomore Caroline Ward. The duo was the NCAA Division III runner-ups in 2014 at the NCAA Championships which concluded at the end of May.

In addition to be selected as an All-American for her play in doubles, Ward also was selected as an All-American for her play in singles.

A player must meet any of the following criteria to earn ITA All-America honors: 

Singles

1.) Top 8 seed in NCAA singles tournament

2.) Win one round at NCAA singles tournament

3.) Finish in the Top 20 in the final ITA Rankings

4.) Win USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament

5.) Wins first-round match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships 

(including players who receive at-large invitations to the tournament) 

Doubles

1.) Top 4 seed in NCAA doubles tournament

2.) Win one round at NCAA doubles tournament

3.) Finish in the Top 10 in the final ITA Rankings

4.) Win USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament

5.) Wins first-round match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships 

(including teams who receive at-large invitations to the tournament)

About the ITA Awards program:
As the governing body of collegiate tennis, the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of varsity collegiate tennis players. The ITA, which is comprised of nearly 1,700 men's and women's varsity coaches and 20,000 student-athletes from over 1,200 institutions, has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership, sportsmanship and athletic performance. Awards are given to both men and women, on the Regional and National levels to all Divisions represented within the ITA (NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, and Community and Junior Colleges). The ITA annually recognizes over 3,000 student-athletes on an individual and team basis from over 500 different varsity tennis programs.

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