TEMPE, Ariz. - (May 16) The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the men's and women's Division I regional award winners on Monday, May 15th, with the Seattle U men and women earning awards. They both earned the Northwest ITA Community Service Award.

Over the past year, members of both teams have volunteered with various organizations throughtout the local Seattle community.

Among these are the Northwest Harvest Food Drive, the ACEing Autism Foundation, and the Diabetes Research Foundation.

Players helped package over 4,000 meals, provided tennis lessons for children with autism, and helped fundraise for the Diabetes Research Foundation.

Head coach Adam Reeb shared his sentiments on what the award means to both programs.

"I am so proud of our tennis student-athletes," said Reeb. "This is a tremendous honor for both teams.

They truly embody the mission and spirit of our Jesuit institution and practice servant leadership. They have all made such an impact in our community and have touched the lives of many people."

Men's senior captain John Stormans echoed his head coach's comments about what it means to be a student athlete at Seattle University.

"We've always been a community oriented team and I'm proud of the work that we have put in," said Stormans. 

Women's senior Kailyn Skjonsby also understands the significance of community outreach as she added, "I am honored to be a part of a team so committed to giving back to the sport and community that gave me so much opportunity and success," said Skjonsby.
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