ITA Announces the 2012 ITA All-Star Team along with the National
Arthur Ashe, Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award Winners
SKILLMAN, N.J. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has announced the 10 national winners of the 2012 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award and the 29th edition of the ITA All-Star Team, which features the nation's top-ranked players and national champions from the 2011-12 season.
These tremendous student-athletes will be treated by the ITA and United States Tennis Association (USTA) to a weekend in New York, highlighted by activities during Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Saturday, August 25th. The group will be honored at the ITA awards luncheon, hosted by the USTA in the President's Dining Room Suite.
The ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award recognizes outstanding individuals in all divisions at the regional and national level. This award, which dates back to 1982, goes to NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and JuCo men's and women's players who have exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements. The 2012 recipients are listed below.
This 29th edition of the ITA Collegiate All-Star Team includes the nation's top-ranked men's and women's tennis players from the season-ending Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings at the NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and NJCAA levels, as well as winners from the 2011 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships and 2012 NCAA Championships. Highlighting this year's team are the Campbell/ITA National Players of the Year: Steve Johnson of the University of Southern California and Nicole Gibbs of Stanford University.