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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

ITA National Award Winners

At today's luncheon at the University of Illinois Colonnades Club above the football stadium, the ITA announced its National Award winners.  Players of the Year will be named later.

ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership & Sportsmanship-Henrique Cunha, Duke
Farnsworth/ITA Senior Player of the Year-Jarmere Jenkins, Virginia
ITA Rookie Player of the Year-Romain Bogaerts, Mississippi State
ITA Player to Watch-Mikelis Libietis, Tennessee
ITA/Rafael Osuna Award-Sebastian Fanselow, Pepperdine
ITA Assistant Coach of the Year-Chris Woodruff, Tennessee
ITA Coach of the Year-Sam Winterbotham, Tennessee
NCAA Elite 89 Award-Victor Valente, Georgia State

ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership & Sportsmanship-Hannah Duke, Air Force Academy
ITA Senior Player of the Year-Lauren Embree, Florida
ITA Rookie Player of the Year-Julia Elbaba, Virginia
ITA Player to Watch-Ema Burgic, Baylor
ITA/Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship-Mary Weatherholt, Nebraska
ITA Assistant Coach of the Year-Alex Santos, Miami
ITA Coach of the Year-Jenny Mainz, Alabama
NCAA Elite 89 Award-Emily Zabor, Alabama


Midwest tennis said...

I am aware that some of the awards are political but the coach of the year for the womens completely shocked me. I am confused why if you look at the rankings from January 3rd to May 2nd. (every individual ranking got significally worse) and the team only went up one spot. There is the coaching? The team did not even win the SEC or make any improvements from last year, or even win the SEC West.

January 3rd
Team #10
McFarlane #12
Guarchi #13
Jensen # 59
Maynetto # 105
McFarlane/Guarchi #2

May 2nd
Team #9
McFarlane #34
Guarchi #36
Jensen # 118
Maynetto Unranked
McFarlane/Guarchi #7