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Women's Tennis Receives ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award

May 1, 2006

SKILLMAN, N.J. - The University of Colorado women's team have been honored as the month of April recipient of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Team Sportsmanship Award. 

The ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award is a monthly award that began in 2003 and goes to men's and women's teams that have exemplified outstanding sportsmanship, character and ethical conduct in the true spirit of competition and college tennis.

The winners are nominated by opposing coaches and selected by the ITA Ethics and Infractions Committee from nominations received from all ITA member institutions (NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community Colleges).  Denson University was the men's winner this month.

"Sportsmanship encompasses a lot of things; however, the biggest thing is competing the hardest you can while respecting your opponent, your teammates and yourself, and enjoying the battle," says Kenneally. "Wins and losses will come and go but the process is what ultimately instills self pride and the love of the game. 

The Oklahoma men and Clarion (Pa.) women were this season's first award recipients last month.