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TEMPE, Ariz. –
Voted on by a panel of the eight participating head coaches at the 2017 ITA Division III National Men’s Team Indoor Championship, hosted by the Cleveland Racquet Club and Case Western Reserve University, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced on Thursday that Kenyon College is this year’s Steve Wilkinson Team Sportsmanship Award recipient.

“We are honored as a team to get this award,” said Kenyon men’s tennis head coach Scott Thielke. “Steve Wilkinson was an excellent coach and mentor to almost everyone who knew him. Being included with the other great teams who have won the Steve Wilkinson Sportsmanship Award, Chicago in 2016 and Trinity University in 2015, is also a great honor.”

The Steve Wilkinson Team Sportsmanship Award, which was introduced in 2015, is dedicated to the memory of Steve Wilkinson, long time Gustavus Adolphus men’s tennis head coach and founder of Tennis & Life Camps. The award is presented to the team that has displayed exceptional sportsmanship, character and ethical conduct in the true spirit of competition and college tennis during the ITA Division III National Men’s Team Indoor Championship each year.