Three Women's Tennis Student-Athletes, Team Lauded by ITA for Academics

SKILLMAN, NJ -- The Washington College women's tennis team has earned an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team Award for its collective performance in the classroom during the 2011-12 academic year. In addition, three members of the team - Jordan Finnegan (Wilmington, DE/Archmere Academy), Meghan Tait (Oxford, PA/Oxford Area), and Amy Stevens (Street, MD/North Harford) - have been named 2012 ITA Scholar-Athletes.

The ITA All-Academic Team Award is open to any team whose cumulative 2011-12 grade-point average was 3.20 or better (on a 4.00 scale). In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 2.) have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).

Finnegan graduated from Washington College in May as one of the most-decorated women's tennis student-athletes in program history. She was a four-time All-Centennial Conference first-team selection in singles, a three-time all-conference first-team selection in doubles, and a one-time all-conference second-team selection in doubles. She was the female winner of the College's Senior Athletic Award in 2012. She has now been named an ITA Scholar-Athlete three years in a row and was also named to the 2012 Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Tait joined the team this past spring - her final semester before graduating from Washington College in May. A standout basketball player at the school, Tait was also named to the 2012 Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll and was the female recipient of the College's 2012 Eldridge Eliason Award.

Stevens will be a junior at Washington College this fall. She played primarily at No. 5 and No. 6 singles and at No. 3 doubles last spring for the Shorewomen.