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Five Camel Women Honored as ITA Scholar-Athletes

Five Camel Women Honored as ITA Scholar-Athletes

NEW LONDON, Conn. --The Connecticut College men's and women's tennis teams have been honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for their achievement on the court and in the classroom.

Under the direction of head coach Chris O'Brien, both teams enjoyed their share of success in a memorable 2014-15 campaign.

The men (8-11) posted a six-match winning streak in the month of March before closing out the season with a home conference victory against Hamilton.

The women's program tripled its win total from 2013-14, wrapping up the season with a record of 9-12 that included  key home NESCAC triumphs against Bates and Colby on the South Tennis Courts.

The Camel men and women were recognized with the ITA All-Academic Award for maintaining a minimum of a 3.2 grade point average as a team.

In addition to the team honors, 11 Connecticut College Camels were honored individually as ITA Scholar Athletes. 

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a player must be a varsity letter winner with a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average in the current academic year and must also have completed at least two semesters of work at their academic institution.

Camel rookie Aleksandra Drljaca (East Greenwich, R.I.) was joined by sophomores Jillian Brigandi (Harrington Park, N.J.) and Ellie Rudd (Minneapolis, Minn.) along with juniors Aneeka Kalia (Southborough, Mass.) and Charlotte Marcoux (Sudbury, Mass.) for the women.

The senior trio comprised of Jeffrey Basch (Elking Park, Pa.), JC Cangelosi (Estero, Fla.) and Mike Fratt (Bethesda, Md.) was joined by freshmen Ben Sachs (Mount Kisco, N.Y.), Joshua Moss (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Patrick Farrell (Smithtown, N.Y.) on the men's squad.