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Kate Fuller Wins Regional ITA Arthur Ashe Award

May 17, 2013 03:23 PM
Kate Fuller received the
Regional Arthur Ashe Award.

By Matt Hacker/USTA Southern


The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) awarded University of Georgia’s Kate Fuller the Southeast Region Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award. This honor recognizes players who have shown outstanding accomplishments in sportsmanship, leadership, education, extracurriculars, and tennis performance. All of the regional award winners are now in the running to win the national award, which will be announced later in the month.


"It’s a huge honor to win this award," Fuller told the press. "To be associated with anything that has Arthur Ashe’s name in it is quite an honor. There are a lot of great players and great people in our region, so it’s really special to be recognized."


This season, Fuller and her doubles partner, Silvia Garcia, attained the nation’s No. 1 doubles ranking, putting up a stellar 23-2 record to date. In next week’s doubles draw, the two will be the top-seed, making Fuller a two-time ITA All-American.


Fuller hasn’t slacked in her performance off the court either. She is currently the President of Georgia’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, where she has aided in initiating efforts to increase school spirit amongst student-athletes, as well as keep track of their performed community service hours. Along with this, Fuller is an ITA Scholar-Athlete, a repeat SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient, a three-time member of the SEC Community Service Team, and involved with Special Olympics at UGA.




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