Tennis on Campus

Leader of the Year Award

January 1, 2017

APPLICATION

Register To Receive The Tennis On Campus News for information and applications for the 2016-17 Tennis On Campus Leader of the Year Award.

 

PRESENTED AT

USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship

 

ELIGIBILITY

The USTA Tennis On Campus Leader of the Year Award honors individual college student leaders for significant contributions made to the USTA Tennis On Campus program on their respective campus. Eligible applicants will be current college students who hold leadership positions within their Tennis On Campus program/college club tennis team. Applicants and their club must be in good standing with their college or university and the USTA.

 

CRITERIA

Applicants must demonstrate significant contributions to the USTA Tennis On Campus program on their respective campus. Extra consideration will be given to those applicants who:

  • Increased participation numbers of their Tennis On Campus program
  • Increased the quality of their Tennis On Campus program
  • Mentored younger participants for future leadership positions in their Tennis On Campus program/college club tennis team
  • Mentored Tennis On Campus leaders at other colleges or universities
  • Utilized creative marketing strategies
  • Utilized creative fundraising strategies
  • Utilized creative on-court programming
  • Started or upgraded a large Tennis On Campus event (i.e. club tennis tournament)
  • Started or upgraded a Tennis On Campus League or Series
  • Organized and/or promoted social activities for Tennis On Campus participants (tennis related or other)
  • Developed outreach efforts linking their Tennis On Campus program to the community (tennis related or other)
  • Embraced diversity, wheelchair tennis, and/or adaptive tennis
  • Worked collectively with the varsity tennis team(s) to improve visibility of tennis on their respective campus
  • Worked closely with their respective USTA Section Tennis On Campus Coordinator to promote the Tennis On Campus program throughout their USTA Section
  • Maintained a dynamic and up-to-date college club tennis team website

 

SELECTION PROCESS

All complete and eligible applications will be reviewed by the USTA National Tennis On Campus Committee. One national award winner will be selected. Honorable mention candidates may be selected on a merit basis, depending on the strength and number of applications received.

 

TIMETABLE

  • Nov. 1 - Application available online / Sections submit nominations
  • Jan. 24 - Last date applications accepted
  • Feb. 15 - Section honorees notified
  • December / January / February (2013/2014) - Section honorees recognized
  • March 1 - National honoree(s) notified
  • Mid-April - Award presented at the USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship

 

CONTACT

Newlyn Wing

 

HISTORY

The USTA Tennis On Campus program was established in 2000. 2009 was the first year for the Tennis On Campus Leader of the Year Award. The award honors individual college student leaders for significant contributions made to the USTA Tennis On Campus program on their respective campus.

 

YEAR        RECIPIENT

2009         Steven Azeka (California Polytechnic State University)

2010         Cameron Burnett (Loyola University of Chicago)

2011         Ross Friedman (Towson University)

2012         Matthew Ship (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

2013         Michael Lynch (University of Illinois)

2014         Cooper Anderson (Western Washington University)

2015         Jessica Rink (Purdue University)

2016         Brian Rubin (University of Pittsburgh)

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