Toran Ribes earns ITA Scholar-Athlete honor
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Although injury prevented then-Kansas freshman Maria Toran Ribes to compete in the Jayhawks’ final nine matches of the 2017 season, her year-long success in the classroom earned her an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athlete award Tuesday.
Toran Ribes was one of 3,908 individual student-athletes across five divisions of collegiate tennis honored by the ITA. The ITA Scholar-Athlete award is given to student-athletes who maintain a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average, are a varsity letterwinner and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters.
Toran Ribes, a native of Algemesí, Spain, posted an overall singles record of 20-9 during her freshman campaign, including a 9-6 spring record at the No. 5 spot. She was also named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team and paired with Tatiana Nikolaeva, Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum and Anastasia Rychagova to post an overall doubles mark of 23-7 in her debut season.
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