TT Scholarships; Awards; Wisconsin; and Division Directors (May 09 Newsletter)
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Summer’s here, and there’s a buzz in the air even during the college table tennis-off season. NCTTA leadership positions are opening, the 2010 Championship locale has been finalized, and we reveal your favorite college table tennis athletes of the year. It’s all inside this edition of the NCTTA Newsletter!
2009 Superlative Award WinnersFrom fresh success to veteran dominance, it was a great year for college table tennis. Here's a rundown of standouts, the 2009 Superlative Award Winners:
The best of the best in the 2008-2009 season
Male Athlete of the Year: Mark Hazinski (Texas Wesleyan)
Others recieving votes: Dave Llona, Tahl Leibovitz, Carlos Alvarado
Female Athlete of the Year: Judy Hugh (Rutgers)
Others recieving votes: Supanida Arayametee, Whitney Ping, Stephanie Shih, Maria Montano
Rookie Athlete of the Year: Carlos Alvarado (Columbia)
Others recieving votes: Stephanie Shih, Allen Fonollosa, Linjun Xu
Coach/Manager of the Year: Andrew Knips (Wisconsin)
Others recieving votes: Richard Wagner, Karun Singh, Santos Shih, Juan Torres, Sayon Roy
Rookie Team of the Year: Lindenwood
Others recieving votes: Michigan State
Most Improved Team: Columbia
Others receiving votes: Central Florida, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico
Division Director of the Year: Randy Kendle (Midwest Division)
Others receiving votes: Jenny Wang, Nathan Reilly, Adam Bobrow, Sumon Roy, Seemant Teotia
Each of the winners will receive a $50 Killerspin gift certificate courtesy of our League Sponsor. Thanks to everyone who sent nominations or cast votes for their favorite nominee. And of course, congratulations to all of the winners!
Call for Division DirectorsAre you looking for ways to get involved with fun extracurricular activities? Or to spruce up your resume with leadership activities? Or how about being able to make a long-lasting impact on college table tennis?
NCTTA wants YOU!
Whatever your reason may be, NCTTA is looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to become Division Directors in the following regions:
- Eastern Canada
- New York City
- Northern California
- Southern California
Qualified Division Directors must:
- Check and respond to email at least once every 24 hours
- Organize and run league competition in your division
- Not be a player in NCTTA Division competition
- USATT membership
- Umpire Certification (includes registration and test fee)
- NCTTA Division Director polo shirt
- Financial assistance to cover a portion of your expenses if you choose to volunteer at the 2010 College Table Tennis National Championships
- Extensive training to get you started
- Assistance throughout the year from a dedicated NCTTA representative
Please direct any questions to info@....
Wisconsin to Host 2010 ChampionshipsThe 2010 College Table Tennis National Championships will be held in Waukesha, Wisconsin (in the Milwaukee metro area). NCTTA is excited to be partnering with the Waukesha & Pewaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau to bring the Championships to Wisconsin for 2010 (Press Release).
The best of college table tennis will head to Waukesha, Wisconsin next Spring
The Championships will be held at the Center Court Sports Complex. More details will be made available through the NCTTA Website as planning progresses throughout the year. Thanks to everyone who provided discussion and input into the selection process. Already looking forward to another great Championships!
Sponsor CornerNCTTA, would like to thank Killerspin for its support of college table tennis. Killerspin is the exclusive NCTTA League and Championship Equipment sponsor through 2011. Member schools just need to fill out the Killerspin Premium Membership Program Application to receive phenomenal discounts. Browse all your favorite Killerspin equipment in the online Killerspin store.
Special thanks to our sponsors, Newgy and Killerspin!
Also, special thanks to NEWGY Industries, for its continued support of college table tennis especially the Newgy-NCTTA Scholarship Program (see below). Newgy offers a great way to fundraise for your club and help out our sponsor as well by signing up and participating in their Newgy Robo Pong Affiliate Program.The NCTTA National Scholarship Program was started a year ago to recognize outstanding student athletes with support for their undergraduate education. Now, with continued, generous support from long-time college table tennis supporter, Newgy Industries, the program is back for a second year.
Newgy-NCTTA Scholarship Program: 2009-2010
National Scholarship Program looks to build on successful first year
How does it work? NCTTA is able to award a limited number of $1000 scholarships to individual with demonstrated table tennis passion and skill, academic ability, and financial need (full selection critieria). If you're a current or rising undergraduate student attending an NCTTA member school, consider submitting an application. Application deadline is August 15, 2009.
If you're an enthusiastic college table tennis supporter, please consider making a contribution to the National Scholarship Program. Your contribution is tax-deductible and will help to grow and expand the program. So what are you waiting for? Donate today!
NCTTA Newsletter - May 2009
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