The Intercollegiate Tennis Association is proud to announce the 2020 Division I Women 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 at 8 AM PDT during a special virtual awards ceremony. The awards ceremony can be viewed on the ITA’s TwitterFacebook, and Youtube.

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Atlantic Regional Award Winners

  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Holly Hutchison, Old Dominion University
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Natasha Subhash, University of Virginia
  • ITA Player to Watch: Paola Diaz-Delgado, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Kaylah Hodge, US Naval Academy
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Kalani Soli, Liberty University
  • ITA Community Service Award: Liberty University
  • ITA Community Service Award Honorable Mention: Duquesne University
  • ITA Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award: Rosie Johanson, University of Virginia

Carolina Regional Award Winners

  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Meible Chi, Duke University
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Emma Shelton, University of South Carolina
  • ITA Player to Watch: Cameron Morra, UNC Chapel Hill
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Katarina Kozarov, Furman University
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Sara Daavettila, UNC Chapel Hill
  • ITA Community Service Award: Appalachian State University
  • ITA Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award: Jordan Strickland, Western Carolina University

Central Regional Award Winners

  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Ayumi Miyamoto, Oklahoma State University
  • ITA Player to Watch: Martina Capurro, University of Oklahoma
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Sarvinoz Saidhujaeva, Wichita State University
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Elise Van Heuvelen Treadwell, University of Iowa
  • ITA Community Service Award: The University of Arkansas
  • ITA Community Service Award Honorable Mention: Kansas State University, Wichita State University, University of Nebraska Omaha
  • ITA Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award: Lara Tupper, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Midwest Regional Award Winners

  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Mary Lewis, Michigan State University
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Page Freeman, University of Notre Dame
  • ITA Player to Watch: Cameron Corse, University of Notre Dame
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Danielle Wolf, Ohio State University
  • ITA Community Service Award: Michigan State University
  • ITA Community Service Award Honorable Mention: University of Notre Dame, Cleveland State University, Western Michigan University
  • ITA Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award: Christina Zordani, University of Wisconsin

Mountain Regional Award Winners

  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: TJ Fumagalli, United States Air Force Academy
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Britt Purcell, University of Denver
  • ITA Player to Watch: Taylor Melville, University of Denver
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Whitney Hekking, University of Utah
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Chiara Tomasetti, Northern Arizona University
  • ITA Community Service Award: Boise State University
  • ITA Community Service Award Honorable Mention: University of Utah,
  • ITA Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award: Ana Royo Marco, University of Wyoming

Northeast Regional Award Winners

  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Natasha Gonzalez, Harvard University
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Daria Frayman, Princeton University
  • ITA Player to Watch: Iuliia Bryzgalova, University of Pennsylvania
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Sibel Can, Lehigh University
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Kylie Wilcox, Boston College
  • ITA Community Service Award: Hofstra University
  • ITA Community Service Award Honorable Mention: Dartmouth College, Drexel University
  • ITA Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award: Catherine Cable, Dartmouth College

Northwest Regional Award Winners

  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Melisa Ates, Washington State University
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Haley Giavara, University of California
  • ITA Player to Watch: Mariia Kozyreva, Saint Mary’s College of California
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Emily Arbuthnott, Stanford University
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Marta Heinen, Eastern Washington University
  • ITA Community Service Award: Washington State University
  • ITA Community Service Award Honorable Mention: Gonzaga University
  • ITA Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award: Emma Higuchi, Stanford University

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
  • ITA Community Service Award Honorable Mention: Austin Peay State University, Middle Tennessee State University,
  • ITA Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award: Zala Dovnik, Purdue University

Southeast Regional Award Winners

  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Estela Perez-Somarriba, University of Miami
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Lea Ma, University of Georgia
  • ITA Player to Watch: Victoria Flores, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Nandini Das, Florida State University
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Estela Perez-Somarriba, University of Miami
  • ITA Community Service Award: University of North Georgia
  • ITA Community Service Award Honorable Mention: University of Georgia
  • ITA Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award: Marta Gonzalez, 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
  • ITA Community Service Award: University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • ITA Community Service Award Honorable Mention: Tulane University
  • ITA Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award: Jana Hecking, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Southwest Regional Award Winners

  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Ashley Lahey, Pepperdine University
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Abbey Forbes, UCLA
  • ITA Player to Watch: Elysia Bolton, UCLA
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Angela Kulikov, University of Southern California
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Ashley Lahey, Pepperdine University
  • ITA Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award: Rebecca Weissmann, University of Southern California

Texas Regional Award Winners

  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Stevie Kennedy, Texas Christian University
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Jacqueline Nylander, Southern Methodist University
  • ITA Player to Watch: Tatiana Makarova, Texas A&M
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Anna Turati, University of Texas
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Anna Turati and Bianca Turati, University of Texas
  • ITA Community Service Award: Texas Christian University
  • ITA Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award: Marie Norris, Texas Christian University

See also: 2020 ITA Regional Playing Awards: Division I Men

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