The ITA Ann Lebedeff Leadership Award is named after revered college tennis coach and educator, Dr. Ann Lebedeff, and is endowed by sports icon, humanitarian, and friend of college tennis and higher education, Billie Jean King.
“Ann Lebedeff is a champion on and off the court and I am so proud to be part of the ITA’s leadership award program that honors Ann’s commitment to our sport. By showcasing and celebrating the work of leaders in college sports like Ann, we can create a foundation for growth and success for student-athletes.” — Billie Jean King
The award honors a recent college graduate who played college tennis and demonstrated excellence on and off the court, leadership on his or her team, as well as on his or her college campus and in his or her community. The annual recipient of the award demonstrates a passion and perseverance towards long-term goals, a commitment to social justice and equality, and pushes others to be leaders in addition to demonstrating his or her own leadership.