Brooks voted onto the ITA Division I Operating Committee

Monday, July 06, 2009

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 6, 2009) - After leading the ETSU women's tennis team to its second NCAA tournament appearance and winning both the Atlantic Sun Conference regular season and tournament championships this past season, head coach Steve Brooks has been named to the 2009-2011 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)  Division I Operating Committee, the ITA announced Monday.

 

As a two-term member of the committee, Brooks' responsibilities involve overseeing compliance and rules and regulations that pertain to various ITA tournaments and dual meet play throughout the collegiate tennis season. In addition to gameday operations Brooks will be involved in making decisions and voting on a new ranking system and other tennis duties at both the ITA Operating Committee and ITA National Convention meetings this coming December.

 

"I'm honored to be voted onto this committee," said Brooks. "The ITA, along with the NCAA, is the governoring body of our sport and I'm looking forward to working with the other members on how to improve tennis at the Division I level."

 

The ITA is comprised of nearly 1,700 men's and women's coaches representing over 1,200 institutions across the country from all three NCAA divisions, as well as the NAIA and junior and community colleges. Currently, the ITA oversees activities involving over 15,000 varsity college student-athletes, in addition to ITA collegiate coaching members, the ITA welcomes collegiate varsity players, junior players, corporate, and affiliated membership of alumni, conferences & associations, and the international tennis federations.

 

2009-2011 Division I Operating Committee members

Chad Skorupka, Wake Forest (New Chair)
Brian Kalbas, North Carolina
Elizabeth Perry, Elon
Steve Brooks, East Tennessee State
Alison Ojeda, Middle Tennessee

Jamie Ashworth, Duke University
Robert Dallis, Dartmouth College
Lisa Hart, Washington State University
Mark Henry, University of California-Riverside
Nicole Kenneally, University of Colorad (Assoc. Chair)
Bobby Kleinecke, Texas A&M University
Betsy Kuhle, Western Michigan University
Lin Loring, Indiana University
Sheila McInerney, Arizona State University
Chuck Merzbacher, Ohio State University
Kathy Sell, Princeton University
Bryan Shelton, Georgia Tech
Sherri Stephens, University of San Diego
Chris Young, Wichita State University

 

For more information on the ETSU women's tennis please visit ETSUBucs.com.

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