July 24, 2018

Buckeyes Earn ITA Academic Honors


The Ohio State women’s tennis squad was recognized as an ITA All-Academic Team, while Anna Sanford, Danielle Wolf, Maria Tyrina and Mary Beth Hurley all received ITA Scholar-Athlete accolades.

This is the second year in a row and the ninth time overall the program has been named an ITA All-Academic Team. It is the first career individual honor for all four Buckeyes.

To earn team honors, a program must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or better, with all varsity letterwinners factored into the GPA (through spring 2018).

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letterwinner, 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 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year).



Anna Sanford

Sanford, from Westerville, Ohio, wrapped up her career in the spring as a four-time All-Big Ten honoree (just the third in program history). An NCAA singles qualifier, she posted 21 singles victories and doubles victories as a senior in 2018. She is a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection as a neuroscience major.

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Wolf, a native of Cincinnati, is a two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten selection as a communication major. She had 14 singles wins and 15 doubles victories in 2017-18 in her first year playing for the Buckeyes as a redshirt sophomore.

Tyrina, a redshirt freshman from Moscow, Russia, earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten accolades while majoring in economics. She had nine doubles victories and three singles wins in 2017-18.

Mary Beth Hurley

Novi, Michigan, native Hurley was an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete as a freshman and is a communication major. She notched 18 singles wins and 17 doubles wins for the Scarlet and Gray in her first year of collegiate tennis.