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    Northwestern Honored as Recipients of ITA Sportsmanship Award

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Head coach Arvid Swan's team honored for sportsmanship, character and ethical conduct.
    Head coach Arvid Swan's team honored for sportsmanship, character and ethical conduct.

    March 25, 2013

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern's men's tennis program has been honored as the recipient of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Team Sportsmanship Award for the month of March.

    The ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award is a monthly award that goes to one men's and one women's team that has exemplified outstanding sportsmanship, character and ethical conduct in the true spirit of competition and collegiate tennis. The winners are 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). This monthly award began in 2004.

    "I am proud of the team for being named the ITA National Men's Team Sportsmanship winner for the month of March," said Swan. "I am fortunate to coach a team that plays hard while also valuing good sportsmanship and fair play."

    Smith College, a NCAA Division III school, was also honored as the women's team recipient for the month of March.

    As the governing body of collegiate tennis, the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of the collegiate tennis community. The ITA, which is comprised of over 1,500 men's and women's varsity coaches representing more than 1,200 institutions, administers numerous regional and national championships and the ITA College Tennis Rankings for over 20,000 college varsity student-athletes at the NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior College levels. The ITA also has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership and sportsmanship. The official ITA website is


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