Final grades are in from the spring semester, and the Great Danes recorded a stellar performance in the classroom to go along with their strong showing on the courts.  The team finished with a 3.21 GPA for spring semester, and Sarah Iannone was selected to the AmericaEast All-Academic Tennis Team!!

Almost every team member broke the 3.0 GPA mark for the spring semester.  Iannone led the way with a 3.94.  Freshman Francine White was close behind with a 3.85.  And #1 player Rocio Lopez recorded a 3.68 in her first semester as a Great Dane (and English is her second language!!).

The team showed significant improvement by moving their team GPA from 2.91 this past fall to 3.21 this spring.  They were only slightly behind the top UAlbany team GPA of 3.35.

Iannone, a senior-to-be from North Vancouver, B.C., was only the fourth Dane ever named to the AmericaEast All-Academic Tennis Team.  The honorees were selected by a committee of Sports Information Directors, academic advisors and faculty representatives from each conference university.  To qualify, one needs a 3.30 cumulative GPA (Iannone has 3.50) and to have played in over 50% of the team’s matches.  Iannone played in every match for the Danes, mostly at #5 singles and #3 doubles with Aubrey Brooks.  This selection happened BEFORE UAlbany grades were reported for this semester.

The women’s AmericaEast All-Academic team consists of:  Iannone, Boston University senior Monika Mical (Stalowa Wola, Poland/Spoleczne Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace),  Binghamton senior Marina Bykovskaya (Saratov, Russia/Secondary School 8), UMBC sophomore Kim Berghaus (Offenbach, Germany/Leibnizgymnasium), Boston U. sophomore Leonie Athanasiadis (Haltern am See, Germany/Joseph Koenig Gymnasium), and Stony Brook senior Katherine Hanson (Smithtown, N.Y./Hauppauge).

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