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2017 Yearbook

USTA Missouri Valley
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USTA Missouri Valley Section Awards

 
Each year the USTA Missouri Valley honors the volunteers, organizations, programs and members who have done an outstanding job on the court and off to help promote our great sport. Help us nominate worthy award winners by submitting your nominations!

2017 Award Criteria Coming in May - Section Award Criteria

 
TO SUBMIT A DISTRICT AWARD NOMINATION 
1) Go to your respective district's website.
 
2) Contact the appropriate District Award Chairs for your area and be sure to send in your nomination before September 1. Consult the district award information on their website for the exact nomination deadline, as it may vary.
 
2017-18 Award Committee Members
The USTA Missouri Valley Section Award Committee is an ad hoc committee selected by the USTA Missouri Valley board president and is composed of a committee chair and a representative from each of the seven districts.
 
Susan True, chairwoman (Heart of America)
Kathy Loepp (Heart of America)
Kevin Nebergall (Iowa)
Ken Brown (Kansas)
Kayla Wilson (Missouri)
Troy Saulsbury (Nebraska)
Susan Bert (Oklahoma)
John Kelly (St. Louis)
Alex Lee, Board Liaison
Manon Eilts, Staff Liaison
 
 
2016 Award Winners
 

AWARD

 2016 AWARD RECIPIENT

DISTRICT

ADULT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Pat Purcell

St. Louis

COMMUNITY SERVICE EXCELLENCE

The Greens Country Club

Oklahoma

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

Beth Causey

St. Louis

EVENT OF THE YEAR

Wichita Tennis Open Community Events

Kansas

FACILITY OF THE YEAR  

Overland Park Racquet Club

Heart of America

JUNIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR (Female)

Morgan Coppoc

Oklahoma

JUNIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR (Male)

Carson Haskins

St. Louis

MEDIA EXCELLENCE   

Brian Aufdengarten, Kansas State High School Athletic Association

Kansas

MEMBER ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR 

Sunset Tennis Center

St. Louis

OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY TENNIS ASSOCIATION  

Topeka Tennis Association

Kansas

OUTSTANDING ADULT/SENIOR TOURNAMENT 

77th Annual Adult Jayhawk Open

Kansas

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTOR USTA LEAGUE TENNIS PROGRAM  

Sam Shouldis

St. Louis

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTOR YOUTH HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM  

Mike Miller

St. Louis

HIGH SCHOOL COACH 

Skip Griese

Oklahoma

OUTSTANDING JUNIOR TOURNAMENT

Hideway Junior Mixed Open

Oklahoma

OUTSTANDING OFFICIAL

Carol Hodges

Nebraska

RECREATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR (Adult)

Michael Thagard

Oklahoma

RECREATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR (Junior) 

Emily Kantrovitz

St. Louis

10 AND UNDER TENNIS FACILITY 

Oak Tree Country Club

Oklahoma

TENNIS FAMILY OF THE YEAR 

The Tom Powers Family

Oklahoma

USTA JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS ORGANIZER

Mark Platt

St. Louis

OUTSTANDING DIVERSITY ACHIEVEMENT

Julie Harrelson

Oklahoma

     

Junior Sportsmanship: 

 

 

Girls 10s

Keira Lang

St. Louis

Girls 12s

Heidi Gaertner

St. Louis

Girls 14s

Lizzie Barlow

St. Louis

Girls 16s

Keeley Van Antwerp

St. Louis

Girls 18s

Claire Martin

St. Louis

Boys 10s

Noah Hinni

St. Louis

Boys 12s

Kathan Palagiri

St. Louis

Boys 14s

Gus Tettamble

St. Louis

Boys 16s

Zach Trimpe

St. Louis

Boys 18s

Dillon Youngberg

St. Louis

 

 

 

PAST AWARD WINNERS

201520142013 | 20122011 | 2010

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The United States Tennis Association is proud to honor individuals and organizations that work to promote and develop the growth of tennis. National awards are given in the following categories: Adult Service Awards, Adult Competitive Awards, Junior Awards, Organization Awards and Umpire Awards. Click here to read more about national awards: USTA National Awards

 

 


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