Three Tigers and Team Earn ITA Academic Honors

Meg Crowley, Caroline Emhardt and Julie Wittwer named ITA Scholar-Athletes

Greencastle, Ind. - Three DePauw student-athletes were honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as Division III Women's Scholar-Athletes, while the squad was named an All-Academic Team.

May 2014 graduates Meg Crowley (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) and Caroline Emhardt (Carmel, Ind./Park Tudor) as well as rising senior Julie Wittwer (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe) were among 591 Division III women to earn the individual honors. This marked the 12th straight year DePauw individuals were recognized.

Crowley majored in communication and finished the year with a 9-6 singles record and a 17-6 mark in doubles and was a second team all-North Coast Athletic Conference doubles choice and honorable mention in singles.

Emhardt, an English (writing) major, finished with a 21-4 singles record and was 29-8 in doubles play including a trip to the NCAA Division III Championships with teammate Maggie MacPhail. She earned all-America honors after teaming with MacPhail to win the ITA Central Region doubles title in the fall. She also was a first team all-NCAC honoree. 

Wittwer is majoring in biochemistry and was 16-7 in singles during the 2013-14 campaign and 24-5 in doubles play.

To earn ITA Scholar-Athlete honors, student-athletes must have at least a 3.50 grade point average for the year and have been enrolled at their current school for at least two semesters. 

The team was honored as an All-Academic Team for the fourth straight year and 11th time in the last 12 years. In all, 91 Division III schools earned the distinction of having at least a 3.20 grade point average for the year.

The Tigers finished the 2013-14 season with a 19-5 record including an NCAC title before advancing to the Division III round of 16.