The Intercollegiate Tennis Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 NAIA Women’s Regional Awards. Every year the ITA recognizes coaches and players for their excellence on the court and in their communities throughout the season. 

The NAIA Playing Awards include: Wilson ITA Coach of the Year, ITA Assistant Coach of the Year, Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship, ITA Rookie of the Year, ITA Most Improved Senior, ITA Senior Player of the Year, and ITA Community Service Award.

The national award winners will be announced next Wednesday, June 23rd.

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West Regional Award Winners

  • Wilson ITA Coach of the Year: Nick Szyndlar, University of Saint Katherine
  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Sophie Uhlenkott, Lewis-Clark State College
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Laura Eugenio, University of Saint Katherine
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Begona Andres, Lewis-Clark State College
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Cade Pierson, Westmont College

Central Regional Award Winners

  • Wilson ITA Coach of the Year: Chance Joost, William Woods University
  • ITA Assistant Coach of the Year: Edward Sengai, Kansas Wesleyan University
  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Alexa Powers, Southwestern College
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Mariana Ochoa, Southwestern College
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Ana Zavala, William Woods University
  • ITA Community Service Award: Kansas Wesleyan University
  • ITA Community Service Award Honorable Mention: Southwestern College

East Regional Award Winners

  • Wilson ITA Coach of the Year: Eddy Shigley, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • ITA Assistant Coach of the Year: Livia Hollosy, Cardinal Stritch University
  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Maddie Bemisderfer, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Aynara Feraz Armas, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Vero Jimenez, Indiana Institute of Technology
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Thewuni Devaraja, Indiana Wesleyan University

South Regional Award Winners

  • Wilson ITA Coach of the Year: Chase Hodges, Georgia Gwinnett College
  • ITA Assistant Coach of the Year: Robert McAdoo, Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Maria Genovese, Georgia Gwinnett College
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Iryna Lysykh, Georgia Gwinnett College
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Sarah Schaerer, Keiser University
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Angela Charles-Alfred, Xavier University of Louisiana
  • ITA Community Service Award: Georgia Gwinnett College
  • ITA Community Service Award Honorable Mention: Tennessee Wesleyan University

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