LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Bucknell women’s tennis team had seven players earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status. Additionally, the Bison were tabbed as an ITA All-Academic Team after posting a 3.61 GPA during the 2016-17 academic year.
The team’s two seniors led the way with the highest GPAs during the fall and spring semesters. Michele Urbinati, a double major in English-Literary Studies and Economics, recorded a 3.85 GPA, while Melissa Parks, a double major in economics and political science, posted a 3.81.
Bucknell’s seven selections were the most of any team from the Patriot League. Last year, the Bison led the nation with nine honorees.
All-Academic Team awards are handed out to programs that have a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (4.00 scale) for a given school year. In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a student athlete must be a varsity letter winner, have a GPA of at least 3.50 (4.00 scale) for the current academic year and have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters.
Bucknell's ITA Scholar-Athletes
Jill Auteri, Undeclared
Emilie Bush, Global Management
Danielle Gannon, Interdepartmental
Allie Lane, Accounting & Financial Management
Madeline Melch, Psychology
Melissa Parks, Economics/Political Science
Michele Urbinati, English-Literary Studies/Economics