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Date: May 6, 2003
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 463-8676
Release: Upon Receipt

W&L's PROKO RECEIVES INTERCOLLEGIATE TENNIS ASSOCIATION AWARD
Senior Women's Tennis Player Among Four Players Honored Nationally


Senior Erika Proko

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior women's tennis player Erika Proko (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) has been awarded the ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award for the Atlantic South Region.

Proko was one of four players named for the award from the various NCAA regions. The national award winner will be announced by the ITA next week.

A three-time All-American, Proko is ranked No.1 in doubles and No. 9 in singles in the lastest ITA Division III Rankings. She had posted a 22-3 overall record in singles and a 28-1 overall record in doubles this season.

Washington and Lee (22-1) will resume play in the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals on May 14 at the University of the Redlands.

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Contact: Brian Laubscher
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Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-463-8670