W&L's PROKO EARNS NATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND SPORTSMANSHIP
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior women's tennis
player Erika Proko (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) was awarded the National
Division III ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship it
was announced on Friday.
The honor is given annually to the player who has best exhibited
outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular
and tennis achievements.
Proko, the 2003 ODAC Player of the Year, is currently 24-3
in singles and 31-1 in doubles action this season. A three-time All-American,
Proko is currently rated No. 1 in doubles and No. 9 in singles in Division
III by the ITA.
Washington and Lee (24-1) plays Emory (23-1) at 2:00 p.m. (PT) today for the Division III national championship.
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