Friesenhahn Named ITA Arthur Ashe Award Winner

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
by Jeff Williford

TYLER -- UT Tyler women's tennis junior Amy Friesenhahn has been named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Arhur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award Winner for the West Region, the organization announced Wednesday.

Friesenhahn, an Austin native, helped lead the Patriots to their best season in program history, going 19-7 overall, and reaching the NCAA postseason tournament.

The junior helped clinch the 2014 American Southwest Conference championship with a thrilling win over Texas-Dallas.

Friesenhahn was also named the Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year in the ASC, and is a two-time Academic All-ASC performer.

The ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award recognizes outstanding individuals in all divisions at the regional and national level.

In August the national winners are honored during a special ceremony hosted by the USTA during Arthur Ashe Kids' Day inside Ashe Stadium.

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.

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