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October 20, 2020

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Women's tennis named ITA All-Academic team; five named scholar-athletes

By Andrew Korba

For the 11th time in the past 12 seasons, the Ohio Northern women's tennis team has been named a ITA All-Academic Team.

The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above.

The Polar Bears posted a team GPA of 3.44.

In addition, junior Lauren Rife, junior Kelsi Wurm, sophomore Kristin Cellentani, sophomore Brittany Miller and freshman Taryn Stromback all earned Scholar-Athlete honors.

In order to be eligible to be a Scholar-Athlete, a player must be a varsity letter winner and have a GPA of at least 3.50.

Rife went 26-10 on the season became the 10th player in program history to record 100 career wins.

Wurm went 17-5 on the season and has a career record of 88-31, including an impressive 33-1 mark in OAC action.

Cellentani recorded 27 victories in the 2012-13 season before being sidelined with an injury.

Miller won 45 matches this past season, which was sixth most in single season program history.

Stromback went 42-13 in her first season, including a perfect 10-0 mark in OAC action.

Under 12th year head coach Scott Wills, the Polar Bears won a program record 27 matches and captured their third straight OAC Regular Season title and second consecutive OAC Tournament championship.