Lawrence earns ITA awards as team, five players honored

The Lawrence University women's tennis team was honored with All-Academic team status by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and five Vikings earned Scholar-Athlete awards.
The Lawrence University women's tennis team was honored with All-Academic team status by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and five Vikings earned Scholar-Athlete awards.

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Lawrence University women's tennis team was honored for its work in the classroom by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, and five Vikings also received individual honors.

The Lawrence women received the All-Academic team award for the fourth consecutive season. The Vikings posted a 3.61 grade point average for the 2016-17 academic year. To be eligible for the award, a team must have a minimum 3.20 grade point average for the past academic year.

To earn the Scholar-Athlete award, a student-athlete must be a varsity letter winner and have a grade point of at least 3.50 for the 2016-17 academic year.

Senior Katie Frankel (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield), a biology major, received Scholar-Athlete status again after posting a perfect 4.00 GPA. Senior Alicia Lex (Antigo, Wis./Antigo) was honored for the first time after collecting a 3.78 GPA as a music major.

Junior Lindsay Holsen (Oconomowoc, Wis./Oconomowoc), a biochemistry and Spanish major, earned the honor for the first time with a 3.86 GPA. 

Sophomore Annie Harincar (Minneapolis, Minn./Washburn), who has not declared a major, picked up the award after putting together a 3.88 GPA. Fellow sophomore El Goblirsch (Minneapolis, Minn./Holy Angels), a biochemistry and chemistry major, also received the honor after posting a 3.52 GPA.

Lawrence posted a 7-9 record last season and finished fifth in the Midwest Conference with a 5-4 mark.