SKILLMAN, NJ – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association will honor the 2014-15 ITA Men’s and Women’s All-Star Teams, in addition to the ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winners at the 2015 Oracle/ITA Outing & Awards Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 28 at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York. USTA Eastern will participate as an event partner.
Inaugurated in 1984, the ITA All-Star Team honors the nation's top-ranked men's and women's players from the year-end Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings and spans the five competitive divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior & Community Colleges. Winners of the 2014 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships and 2015 NCAA Division I Championships are also recognized.
“The awards luncheon is a great way to kick off the upcoming college tennis season by acknowledging the accomplishments from the previous year,” said ITA Chairman of the Board David A Benjamin. "The ITA would like to congratulate this fantastic group of student-athletes for their outstanding play and sportsmanship during this past season, and would also like to thank Oracle for its great support of this very special awards program."
Joining Benjamin to present the ITA All-Star awards and recognize the players’ accomplishments are ITA CEO Timothy Russell, USTA Eastern President Mark McIntyre. Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins will share his thoughts on the meaning of the ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award, in addition to presenting the award to the student-athletes.
You can view the 2014-15 ITA Men’s and Women’s All-Star Teams at http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/AllStarTeam.htm and the ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winners at http://www.itatennis.com/Assets/ita_assets/pdf/Awards/2015+Ashe+Award+flipcard.pdf.