Tennis Wins National Team Sportsmanship Award
The Smith tennis team was honored
this month by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)
with its National Team Sportsmanship Award.
The award is given each month
to one menís and one womenís team that exemplify
outstanding sportsmanship, character and ethical conduct in the spirit of competition
and collegiate tennis. The Northwestern University menís tennis team also won
the award in March.
Winning teams are selected by
the ITA Ethics and Infractions Committee from nominations
received from all ITA member institutions (NCAA Divisions
I, II and III, NAIA and junior/community colleges).
"The members of the Smith tennis team hold sportsmanship in high esteem and I
am honored to accept the award on their behalf," said head coach Chris Davis,
who has led Smith tennis since 1979. "I wish to thank my coaching colleagues
and the ITA."
As the governing body of collegiate
tennis, the ITA promotes the athletic and academic achievements
of collegiate tennis nationally. The ITA, which is comprised
of over 1,500 men's and women's varsity coaches representing
more than 1,200 institutions, administers numerous regional
and national championships and the ITA College Tennis Rankings
for over 20,000 college varsity student-athletes at the NCAA
Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and junior college levels.