The women’s tennis team at Winona State University is the latest Warrior program to earn honors based on their performance in the classroom.
In 2019-20, the Warrior tennis program was one of five Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) women’s teams to claim Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team honors. An ITA All-Academic Team must have earned a team cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
In addition, Winona State had a league-best 11 student-athletes named as ITA Scholar-Athletes. The Warrior mark nearly doubled the next highest set of NSIC honorees, with Augustana and Minnesota State-Moorhead each earning six individual awards, respectively.
Across all NCAA Division II women’s tennis programs, Winona State was also one of five teams nationally to have 11 individuals named as ITA Scholar-Athletes, joining Augusta (Ga.) College, the University of Texas-Tyler, Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University and Tusculum (Tenn.) University as the top performing academic tennis programs in the country. Eleven honorees were the highest total achieved by any of the 129 women’s tennis programs awarded the ITA All-Academic Team distinction.
The 11 Winona State student-athletes earning ITA Scholar-Athlete honors are Kendra Kappes, Tayla Card, Kaisey Skibba, Rina Niehoff, Faith Young, Mya Lubben, Brooke Holloway, Brooke Jorgensen, Rachel Kelly, Audrey Delich and Caitlin Anderson.