September 24, 2012

Six Broncos from Women's Tennis Receive ITA Scholar-Athlete Award

By, Nicole Grazioli (SCU Media Relations)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – After an impressive 2012 campaign, Santa Clara University women's tennis program, which also excels in the classroom, was named an ITA All-Academic Team. Six Broncos were recognized as ITA Scholar-Athletes including junior Katie Le, senior Kelly Lamble, sophomore Brittany Warly, sophomore Stephanie Skaras, senior Maggie McGeorge and recent graduate Kacie Wagner.  

The ITA All-Academic Team is awarded to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above. In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a player must be a varsity letter winner, have a grade point average of at least 3.50 for the current academic year and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters.
 
The Broncos wrapped up the season with a 13-11 overall record finishing in the semi-final match of the WCC Championships against No. 38 Pepperdine. The team also had success off the court posting the highest GPA at 3.505 for the Winter 2012 quarter, beating out  all of the other Santa Clara Athletic Department women's teams.
 
Junior Katie Le, the 2012 WCC Player of the Year, had a phenomenal year being named to the WCC First Team Singles, WCC All-Academic Team (3.81 GPA in computer engineering) and the First-Team All-District Academic All-American by CoSIDA. One of Le's biggest accomplishments also includes receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA Singles Tournament, the first-ever individual bid for a tennis player at Santa Clara. Competing as the No. 60 player in the tournament, she ended her season falling in the first round to No. 37 Abigail Tere-Apisah from Georgia State University.
 
Junior Kelly Lamble, the No. 2 spot anchor for the Broncos in both singles and doubles, was named to the WCC All-Academic Team, posting a 3.85 GPA as a finance major. Lamble finished the season with a 10-11 (singles) and 12-9 (doubles) record.
 
Three-year captain Kacie Wagner received WCC Honorable Mention for the WCC All-Academic Team and ended her four-year career as the sixth highest career leader for doubles wins with partner Kimmi Cox.