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Trinity Men's Tennis Players And Squad Lauded For Academic And Sportsmanship In 2018-19

Trinity Men's Tennis Players And Squad Lauded For Academic And Sportsmanship In 2018-19

Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College men's tennis senior co-captains Chris Caskin (Potomac, Md.) and Alexander Fallone (New York, N.Y.), sophomores Christopher Bilicic (Chicago, Ill.) and Cole Wells (Franklin, Tenn.), and first-year Charles Killborn (Winnetka, Ill.) were each named to the 2019 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team thanks to their hard work in the classroom during the 2018-19 season. Caskin, Fallone, junior Courtland Boyle (Pembroke, Bermuda), and Bilicic were also named to the 2019 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Spring All-Academic Team, and Caskin additionally represented Trinity men's tennis on the 2019 NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team. Trinity, coached by Lori Shulman (4th Season), finished with a 3-11 overall record and 1-8 mark in the NESCAC while playing one of the toughest schedules in the country.

The Bantams also earned 2019 ITA All-Academic Team honors for having a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above.  In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must be a varsity letter winner, have a grade point average of at least 3.50 for the current academic year, and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters (including freshman through senior year). A total of 993 student-athletes have been named to the 2019 NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team. To be honored, an individual must have reached sophomore academic standing, and be in good standing in their sport with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 or equivalent on a 4.0 scale.The NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team recognizes student-athletes from each varsity sport who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to sportsmanship.

Caskin, a four-time ITA All-Academic and three-time NESCAC All-Academic selection, recorded a 2-13 record as a singles starter a 4-10 mark as a doubles starter for the Bantams in 2018-19. He closed his collegiate career this spring with a 5-34 singles record and a 5-15 doubles record as a three-year singles starter. An alum of the Potomac School in Virginia, Caskin graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in economics. He is the son of Cammy and Chris Caskin.  Fallone, a four-time ITA All-Academic and three-time NESCAC All-Academic selection, posted a 2-1 record in singles and lost his three doubles matches for the Bantams in 2018-19. He closed his collegiate career this spring with a 4-7 singles record and an 8-10 doubles record. An alum of Poly Prep Country Day School, Fallone graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in philosophy. He is the son of Graciela Platas and Giovanni Fallone.

Bilicic, a two-year starter in singles and doubles who repeats on the ITA All-Academic Team, tied for the team in singles victories with a 7-11 record as a singles starter, and led the Bantams in doubles victories with an 8-10 doubles mark. A graduate of Culver Academies in Indiana, Bilicic is majoring in political science at Trinity. He is the son of Laura and George Bilicic.  Wells was 0-1 in both singles and doubles in 2018-19. A graduate of IMG Academy in Florida, Wells is majoring in Hispanic Studies and political science at Trinity. He is the son of Lindsay and Michael Wells.  Killborn started in singles as a rookie and led the Bantams in both singles winning percentage and singles wins (tied) with a 7-10 record (.412). He was also 0-4 in doubles play in 2018-19. Killborn is a graduate of Lake Forest Academy.  Boyle, who repeats on the NESCAC All-Academic Team, was also an ITA All-Academic selection in 2016-17. He was a doubles starter for the third year in a row this season and finished second on the team in doubles wins and doubles winning percentage with a 7-9 record (.438). Boyle was also 0-5 in singles play in 2018-19. A graduate of the Taft School in Connecticut, Boyle is majoring in economics at Trinity. He is the son of Megan and Courtland Boyle.

NESCAC All-Sportsmanship information

NESCAC All-Academic information 

ITA Academic award information