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Yasmine Osborn to Join USTA Southern Section Staff

May 12, 2005 03:06 PM

The USTA Southern Section today announced that Yasmine Osborn has been hired as the organization’s new Multicultural Development and USA Tennis NJTL Coordinator. Her first day will be Thursday, May 26.

As Multicultural Development and USA Tennis NJTL Coordinator, Osborn will be responsible for promoting, planning and implementing the organization’s multicultural goals and strategies as well as developing new multicultural player development programs.

Yasmine has been employed by the USTA Midwest Section as their Diversity Coordinator since September 2004. As Diversity Coordinator she was responsible for conducting Multicultural Junior Development Camps, awarding Multicultural Program grants to cities throughout the section and working with local NJTL programs to increase participation and funding.

She successfully put together the first USTA Midwest Section Junior Excellence Camp for players aged 14 and under with top 20 Sectional Rankings, which is scheduled to take place this summer. Yasmine was also instrumental in putting together the first Midwest Section Grant for the Hispanic and Native American communities.

“Yasmine’s experience as the USTA Midwest Section’s Diversity Coordinator will be invaluable as she begins her work with us,” said John Callen, USTA Southern Section executive director. I’m confident that her extensive education and experience on the court as a NCAA Division II All-American will make her transition to our office a smooth one. We are all excited to have Yasmine join our staff.”

Yasmine earned her undergraduate degrees in both Psychology and Sociology from Northwest Missouri State University in 1999. At the same time she captained the women’s tennis team and earned NCAA Division II Female Athlete of the Year honors in Women’s Tennis (1999) and was an NCAA Division II All-American (1998). She also received her Masters Degree in Sports Management from the University of Georgia in 2001.

 

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