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ITA announces Regional Playing Awards

157 days ago
SEC Staff
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The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the 2020 Division I ITA Regional Playing Awards. Despite the shortened season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ITA recognizes the hard work on and off the court from our deserving student-athletes. The Division I Playing Awards include: Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship, ITA Rookie of the Year, ITA Player to Watch, ITA Most Improved Senior, ITA Senior Player of the Year, ITA Community Service Award, and ITA Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award.

The national winners of the awards will be announced next Monday during a special virtual awards ceremony. The awards ceremony can be viewed on the ITA's Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.

Men

Carolina Regional Award Winners

Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Paul Jubb, University of South Carolina

ITA Most Improved Senior: Paul Jubb, University of South Carolina

Ohio Valley Regional Award Winners

ITA Player to Watch: George Harwell, Vanderbilt University

ITA Community Service Award Honorable Mention: University of Tennessee

Southeast Regional Award Winners

ITA Rookie of the Year: Tyler Zink, University of Georgia

ITA Player to Watch: Sam Riffice, University of Florida

Southern Regional Award Winners

Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Zhe Zhou, University of Alabama

ITA Rookie of the Year: Nikola Slavic, University of Mississippi

ITA Most Improved Senior: Edson Ortiz, University of Alabama

ITA Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award: Zhe Zhou, University of Alabama

ITA Community Service Award Honorable Mention: University of Mississippi

Women

Carolina Regional Award Winners

ITA Rookie of the Year: Emma Shelton, University of South Carolina

Central Regional Award Winners

ITA Community Service Award: The University of Arkansas

Ohio Valley Regional Award Winners

Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Tenika McGiffin, University of Tennessee

ITA Rookie of the Year: Carly Briggs, University of Tennessee

ITA Player to Watch: Rebeka Mertena, University of Tennessee

ITA Most Improved Senior: Johanna Silva, University of Tennessee

ITA Senior Player of the Year: Christina Rosca, Vanderbilt University

ITA Community Service Award: University of Tennessee

Southeast Regional Award Winners

ITA Rookie of the Year: Lea Ma, University of Georgia

ITA Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award: Marta Gonzalez, University of Georgia

ITA Community Service Award Honorable Mention: University of Georgia

Southern Regional Award Winners

Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Alexa Bortles, University of Mississippi

ITA Rookie of the Year: Selin Ovunc, Auburn University

ITA Player to Watch: Emma Antonaki, Mississippi State University

ITA Most Improved Senior: Paris Corley, Louisiana State University

ITA Senior Player of the Year: Taylor Russo, Auburn University

Texas Regional Award Winners

ITA Player to Watch: Tatiana Makarova, Texas A&M