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Kyra Scott Wins ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award


LA JOLLA, Calif. - University of California San Diego women's tennis standout Kyra Scott has been named the recipient of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award for the NCAA's West Region.

The ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award recognizes outstanding individuals in all divisions at the regional and national level. The award, which dates back to 1982, goes to NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and JUCO men's and women's players who have exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements.

A senior, Scott serves as co-chair for the Athletics Department's Community Service and Fundraising Committee. She is a two-year representative for the Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) and a member of the TAC Executive Board. For two years, Scott was the TAC liaison for the Team-Up Elementary School Physical Education and IMPACT programs and also a member of the Division I Student Leadership Group in 2016.

On the court, Scott went 10-7 in singles play and posted a 12-7 mark in doubles over the 2016 season. She is ranked 42nd nationally and eighth in the West in singles. Scott concluded her Triton career with a 52-28 (.650) singles record and went 52-34 (.605) in doubles, all in the No. 1 spot.

A chemical engineering major at UCSD's Marshall College, Scott hails from Irvine.

UC San Diego, ranked 13th in the country, recently completed its 2015-16 campaign with its first NCAA postseason appearance since 2010. The Tritons went 12-10 in dual matches.


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