Florida's Jessica Lehnhoff was named the winner of the Gladys Heldman Award. The award has been given since 1991 to the top women's collegiate player in the nation. It is based on academics, athletics, sportsmanship, character and community service contributions. Jessica is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation and boasts a 27-3 singles record and 20-6 doubles record. This season she won the Riviera All-American singles and doubles titles.
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Dick Leach, who has led the Southern California men's team for 23 years, has announced his retirement at the end of this season. Coach Leach has led the Trojans to three NCAA titles, has been named ITA National Coach of the Year twice and Pac-10 Coach of the Year four times. He will remain on staff as "Emeritus Director of Men's Tennis." A replacement has not yet been announced.
Also retiring this year is TCU women's coach Roland Ingram. He has been the only full-time head coach in TCU women's tennis history. During Coach Ingram's 19 year reign, his squad posted 16 winning seasons.
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The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has clarified the NCAA Amateur Reimbursement Rules. For a detailed description of this clarification go to NCAA Amateur Rules at the ITA website.
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Note: Conference awards can be found on individual pages through the Conference Championships Page.
April 2002 Campus Notes
March 2002 Campus Notes
February 2002 Campus Notes
January 2002 Campus Notes
Information on incoming freshman, transfers and players who have left school for the pro circuit is now in our Status Report section.
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