Husky Athletic Communications Recognized by ITA

Oct. 26, 2007

SKILLMAN, N.J. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recognized the sports information and athletic communication offices at the University of Washington, Gustavus Adolphus College and Embry-Riddle University Thursday for their outstanding coverage of the 2007 Wilson/ITA Regional Championships hosted by their respective schools.

Gustavus Adolphus and Embry-Riddle were recognized for their outstanding coverage among the 61 Wilson/ITA Small College Regional Championships that took place at the NCAA Division II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College levels in September. Washington was recognized for its outstanding coverage among the 17 Wilson/ITA Division I Regional Championships that took place over the course of the past two weeks.

The Gustavus Adolphus staff responsible for covering this year's Wilson/ITA Men's and Women's Midwest Region Championships for Division III were: sports information director Tim Kennedy, graduate assistant Adele Burk, and student assistants Ben Birks and Gretchen Seppmann. Alison Smalling, the sports information director at Embry-Riddle, was responsible for the outstanding coverage of the Wilson/ITA Men's and Women's Florida Region Championships for NAIA. Michael Bruscas, the assistant director in UW's Athletic Communications Office, spearheaded the coverage of the Wilson/ITA Men's Northwest Region Championships. Also contributing to UW's coverage were Brian Tom in Athletic Communications, Betsy Johnson at the Nordstrom Tennis Center and Cory Thornton of CSTV.

All told 78 Wilson/ITA Regional Championships are played across the country throughout the month's of September and October in all levels of collegiate tennis. Champions from these events advanced to either the ITA National Small College Championships played earlier this month in Mobile, Ala., or the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships to be played next week in Columbus, Ohio.

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