In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 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 two semesters.
May 2010 graduate Monica Milewski, along with current juniors Ania Anuszkiewicz, Michala Hedelund Jensen, and Madie Kern were named to the team comprised of 382 women student-athletes with over 101 Division I institutions represented. It's the highest academic honor bestowed on the current and former CU athletes.
CU, which placed four scholar athletes on the list, equivalent to being called an academic All-American, were joined by fellow Big 12 Conference schools, Texas Tech (five) and Kansas (four).
Head coach Nicole Kenneally has now coached 19 ITA Scholar-Athletes in 11 full years at Colorado.
Anuszkiewicz (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) is an integrative physiology major; Hedelund Jensen (Frederiksberg, Denmark) is majoring in English and Humanities; and Kern (Broomfield, Colo.) is a mechanical engineering major. Milewski (Park Ridge, Ill.), graduated this past May with a degree in business accounting.
All four women made the 2010 Spring Commissioners honor roll as well.
The ITA award is open to all eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2009 and spring 2010).