The Intercollegiate Tennis Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Division III 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 Division III 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 tomorrow Thursday, July 15th.

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Atlantic South Regional Award Winners

  • Wilson ITA Coach of the Year: Erin Ness, Washington and Lee University
  • ITA Assistant Coach of the Year: Hailey Barrett, Washington and Lee University
  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Jordan Besh, The University of the South
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Tessa Trate, Christopher Newport University
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Stephanie Taylor, Emory University
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Ysabel Gonzalez Rico, Emory University

Central Regional Award Winners

  • Wilson ITA Coach of the Year: Scott Thielke, Kenyon College
  • ITA Assistant Coach of the Year: Andrew Gregory, DePauw University
  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Ilana Blackwood, Kenyon College
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Karen Gao, Washington University in St. Louis
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Kayla Pukys, Kenyon College
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Erika Oku, Kenyon College

Northeast Regional Award Winners

  • Wilson ITA Coach of the Year: Kate Bayard, Tufts University
  • ITA Assistant Coach of the Year: Felix Sun, Williams College
  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Megan Brown, Union College (NY)
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Erica Ekstrand, Williams College
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Risa Fukushige, Skidmore College
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Risa Fukushige, Skidmore College
  • ITA Community Service Award: MIT

West Regional Award Winners

  • Wilson ITA Coach of the Year: Billy Porter, Southwestern University
  • ITA Assistant Coach of the Year: Chas Mayer, Southwestern University
  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Megan Flores, Trinity University (TX)
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Cassidy Binder, Pacific University (OR)
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Zoe Kaffen, Trinity University (TX)
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Kathy Joseph, UT-Dallas

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