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2023 Awards Winners Announced


Award winners were honored at the USTA Heart of America Annual Awards Dinner on November 8 at Indian Hills Country Club in Mission Hills, KS.


2023 Award Winners


Stephanie Waterman Junior Sportsmanship

Female - Diya Gupta

Male - Aiden Bush


Junior Player of the Year 

Female - Audrey Spencer

Male - Cooper Woestendick


Emerging Jr Player of the Year 

Female - Yara Alchekakie

Male - Christopher Bright


Junior Sportsmanship Awards

Nelly Pineda - Girls 10

Clare McNearney – Girls 12

Ava Rosenbohm – Girls 14

Macy Garwood – Girls 16

Atra Biria – Girls 18

Jayden Fu – Boys 10

Samuel Ospino – Boys 12

Rishi Goli – Boys 14

Arjun Reiland – Boys 16

Spencer Weishaar – Boys 18


Adult Player of the Year 4.0 & Above

Female - Michelle Clark

Male - Jeff Ganaden


Adult Player – 3.5 & Below

Female - Alysen Abel

Male - John Craig



Shawna Froeschl Adult Sportsmanship

Female - Phyllis Norman

Male - Tom Shino


Outstanding Contributor to USTA League Tennis

Kelly Schwabauer


High School Coach

Alec Bergeron


Outstanding Contributor to USTA Tennis Youth Programs

Chris Smith


Outstanding Contributor to Youth High Performance Program

Eric Rand


Outstanding Official

Dale Wooderson


Family of the Year

The McDermed Family


Outstanding Diversity Achievement

Robert Harrison


Community Service Excellence

Anthony Ly


Volunteer of the Year

The Terry Miller Reception Committee


Facility of the Year

Elite Tennis & Wellness


Member Organization

Genesis Health Club – Overland Park


Outstanding Community Tennis Association

Stephanie Waterman Foundation


Outstanding Junior Tournament

USTA Heart of America December L5


Outstanding Adult/Senior Tournament

L1 USTA Men’s 40s Indoor – R. Scott Hanover Tournament Director


Events of the Year

Stonewall Sports Tennis Clinic

2023 Big 12 Tennis Championship


Distinguished Service to USTA Heart of America

Terry Miller


A list of past award winners can be found here.


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