TEMPE, Ariz. – The 2019 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) NCAA Division III men’s and women’s tennis regional awards were announced on Tuesday, May 14, and a host of individuals represented the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC).
The Wilson/ITA Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year went to Kenyon’s Scott Thielke after he guided the Lords to a 19-4 dual record, an NCAC title and an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2018-19. The ITA Men's Assistant Coach of the Year went to DePauw’s Andrew Gregory for the second time in his career. Gregory, in his ninth season with the Tigers, also won the award in 2012.
Kenyon senior Maggie Sweeney (Grosse Pointe, MI/Grosse Pointe South) earned the ITA Most Improved Senior award. The duo of Sweeney and Erika Oku (Hinsdale, IL/Hinsdale Central) finished the season 18-9 overall in doubles play for the Ladies. Sweeney was also 13-13 overall in singles play this season. DePauw senior Megan Galle (Columbus, IN/Columbus East) earned the Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship award. And the Allegheny women's team was honored with the ITA Community Service Award for their efforts off the court.
The ITA national awards will be announced on May 20.
The ITA is committed to serving college tennis and returning the leaders of tomorrow. As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA oversees men’s and women’s varsity tennis at NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College divisions and administers a comprehensive awards and rankings program for men’s and women’s varsity players, coaches and teams in all divisions, providing recognition for their accomplishments on and off the court.
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