The Intercollegiate Tennis Association is proud to announce the 2020 NAIA Women ITA Regional 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 NAIA 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, and ITA Community Service Award.

The national winners of the awards will be announced next Thursday 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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East Regional Award Winners

  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Samantha Brackenrig, Judson University
  • ITA Player to Watch: Lisa Keller, Cardinal Stritch University
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Klara Smolikova, Cardinal Stritch University
  • ITA Community Service Award: Bruce Carrington, St. Thomas University
  • ITA Community Service Award Honorable Mention: Judson University

Central Regional Award Winners

  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Kirsten Wagner, Concordia University
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Alessa Cremer, William Woods University
  • ITA Player to Watch: Ana Zavala, William Woods University
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Zlata Shuraeva, William Woods University

South Regional Award Winners

  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Peeraya Charoensirisutthikul, Brenau University
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Selina Pichler, Georgia Gwinnett
  • ITA Player to Watch: Tereza Koplova, Georgia Gwinnett College
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Emerald Able, Georgia Gwinnett
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Madeline Bosnjak, Georgia Gwinnett
  • ITA Community Service Award: Andre Ferreira, Brenau University
  • ITA Community Service Award Honorable Mention: Ave Maria University, Tennessee Wesleyan University, Georgia Gwinnett

West Regional Award Winners

  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Cade Pierson, Westmont College
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Cade Pierson, Westmont College

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