Luke Bolanos Named NCCAA All-American and Repeat ITA Award Winner
May 16, 2012
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Senior men’s tennis player Luke Bolanos has wrapped up a standout four-year career wearing the Blue and White. His contributions have made him one of the most well rounded student-athletes at not only Palm Beach Atlantic but in the nation. His most recent accomplishments come from the NCCAA as he was named a member of the All-American first-team while also being selected for the second straight year as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winner.
A native of Debray, Florida, Bolanos has put forth four straight seasons of being recognized as a NCCAA All-American in either singles, doubles or both.
The 2012 season saw Bolanos once again lead by example as he positioned himself at the No. 2 doubles and No. 2-singles positions.
His selection as the ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winner makes him the first two-time winner of the award in program history while joining women’s tennis player Natalia Trotter as winners following this season.
The ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award recognizes outstanding individuals in all divisions at the regional and national level. In August the national winners are honored during a special ceremony hosted by the USTA during Arthur Ashe Kids' Day inside Ashe Stadium. This award which dates back to 1982, goes to NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior College men's and women's players who have exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements.
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