Julie Anthony, Janie Albert Willens To Be Inducted Into ITA Women's Collegiate Hall Of Fame
Nov. 1, 2000
PRINCETON, New Jersey - This Saturday Stanford's Julie Anthony and Janie Albert Willens join Emily Burrer Foster(Trinity (Texas)) and Patricia Henry Yeomans (Occidental) will be inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Women's Collegiate Hall of Fame at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
The ITA Women's Collegiate Hall of Fame, which opened in 1995, is housed atthe McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center. The Hall of Fame and tennis center weremade possible through a generous donation from Mark McCormack and BetsyNagelsen. Saturday's induction banquet takes place at 7 p.m. ET in theChesapeake Room at the University Center on the William & Mary campus.
Anthony won the USTA collegiate doubles title in '66 while at Stanford andwas ranked in the top 16 in the world during her 10-year professional career.She also dominated junior tennis in southern California from 1958-65. She isnow a highly respected clinical and sports psychologist residing andpracticing in Aspen, Colo.
Willens, a health professional in Los Angeles, was the USTA nationalcollegiate singles champion at Stanford in '64 (and doubles in '67). AtStanford she balanced her collegiate career with the professional circuit andreached as high as No. 4 in singles and No. 5 in doubles in the '65 U.S.rankings.
Each year, the Hall of Fame enshrines exceptional players, coaches andcontributors in women's intercollegiate tennis. The ITA Hall of FameCommittee selects inductees from the following categories: (1) outstandingcollegiate players, (2) players who attended college and later had asignificant impact on women's tennis, (3) outstanding collegiate coaches, and(4) individuals or corporations player a major role in the development ofwomen's intercollegiate tennis.
As the governing body of collegiate tennis the ITA promotes both the athleticand academic achievements of the collegiate tennis community. The ITA, whichis based in Princeton, N.J., administers the ITA Collegiate Grand SlamChampionships, the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit, presented by the USTA, andthe WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis Rankings for men's and women's tennisat the NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior College levels. The ITAalso has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honorexcellence in academics, leadership and sportsmanship.