Bulldogs excel in the classroom

ATHENS, Ga. – For the sixth straight year, the University of Georgia women’s tennis team won varsity honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, while three Bulldogs were named Scholar-Athletes, the ITA announced Monday.

“It’s exciting to see our players excel on and off the pitch,” said the head coach. Jeff Wallace said. “Morgan (Coppoc), Lea (Ma) and Dasha (Vidmanova) have all had a fantastic year in class, and it reflects that. The team also had an amazing year, winning a sixth consecutive award, as well as second best Team GPA (3.48) on campus.”

Graduate Morgan Coppocjunior Lea Maand freshman Dasha Vidmanova have all been named ITA Scholar-Athletes. It was the third time for Coppoc and Ma and the first for Vidmanova.

To be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete, one must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year. To be named an ITA All-Academic Team, a program must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher (on a 4.00 scale), and all varsity-letter winners must count towards the cumulative GPA of team for the current academic year.

Coppoc earned a master’s degree in financial planning after earning a degree in risk management and insurance last year. On the court this season, she was 20-12 in singles and 21-14 in doubles with junior Ania Hertel. They had a final national ranking of No. 17, while Coppoc earned second-team All-SEC honors.

Ma, a sports management major, was named a first-team All-SEC. She posted a 16-8 singles record in first place. Vidmanova, a finance student, was 16-7 in singles and 13-10 in doubles when she arrived in January. The freshman was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team and All-SEC Second Team, and earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors twice.

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