PISCATAWAY, N.J. (July 10, 2012) –The Rutgers women’s tennis program has been honored as a 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic team. Under the direction of head coach Benjamin Bucca, three Scarlet Knights also received recognition as 2012 ITA Scholar-Athletes. Rutgers has been represented on the ITA All-Academic Team or the Scholar-Athletes list in seven of the past eight seasons.
Jennifer Holzberg (Easton, Conn.), Morgan Ivey (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) and Leonora Slatnick (Austin, Texas), the three seniors from the 2012 squad, were each named Scholar-Athletes for the third time in their four years at Rutgers. Ivey also received the 2012 ITA Northeast Region Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship.
Ivey posted a team-best 14-6 singles record in 2012, including a 7-3 mark in the BIG EAST. Holzberg compiled a 15-6 record with rising junior Vanessa Petrini in doubles competition. Rutgers finished the season with 13 wins.
The Scarlet Knights were one of 101 Division I programs recognized as a women’s ITA All-Academic team. To be nominated, a team must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or above. To be named a Scholar-Athlete, the student-athlete must have a grade point average of 3.50 or higher, be a varsity letterwinner and have been enrolled in their present school for at least two semesters.