NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt's women's tennis team earned the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team award for the 2001-02 scholastic year, while recent Commodore graduate Kate Burson earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status.

The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). In order to earn the ITA Scholar-Athlete award, a player must be either a junior or senior n school, be a varsity letterwinner and have a GPA of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale).

As a team, Vanderbilt finished with a GPA of 3.46 for the 2001-02 scholastic year. On the other hand, Burson recorded a 3.66 GPA for her senior year and a 3.50 over her four years.

Burson became Vanderbilt's al-time leader in career wins during the 2001-02 season, as she topped former Commodore All-American Julie Ditty's previous mark of 197. Burson finished with 207 wins (102 singles and 105 doubles) becoming the only Commodore, male or female, to win over 100 singles and 100 doubles matches in a career. Over her four years, she racked up a 105-31 doubles record, which set a new Vanderbilt record.



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