Antunovic Named the Regional Winner of the ITA/Arthur Ashe Award
CHICAGO The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the regional finalists for the 2009 ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship. Senior Dunja Antunovic was selected as one of seven regional winners, and represents the Midwest region.
The ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship recognizes outstanding individuals in all divisions at the regional and national level. It is awarded to students-athletes who exhibit exceptional sportsmanship and leadership on the court, as well as scholastic, extracurricular, and tennis achievements.
On the court, Antunovic led the DePaul squad to a program-high second place finish in the 2009 BIG EAST Conference Championships. For her efforts, she was selected to the All-Conference team along with teammates Anna Redecsi, Selma Salkovic, and Katarina Milinkovic. She ends her career as a Blue Demon with 97 singles victories and 90 doubles wins.
Off the court, she has spent countless hours helping others. Among her extracurricular activities, Antunovic has been involved in Relay for Life, DePaul Athletics’ Feed the Homeless Sandwich Drive, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and volunteered in the St. Vincent DePaul soup kitchen.
In the classroom, Dunja has held herself to a high standard; a standard which she encourages the students around her to strive for as well. For the past two years she has tutored her fellow international student-athletes in various subjects, motivating them to reach their greatest potential. She has also been involved in mentoring first-year students, and help acclimate them into life in college.
Last season, Antunovic was awarded the ITA/Cissie Leary Award for Sportmanship; a women’s tennis award that goes to a Division I student-athlete who displays inspiring dedication and commitment to her team, which has enhanced her team’s performance and exemplified the spirit of college tennis.
On Tues., May 19 one of the seven regional finalists will be selected as the Division I women's national winner. In August the national winners are honored during a special ceremony hosted by the United State Tennis Association during Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day inside Ashe Stadium.
ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership & Sportsmanship Region
ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership & Sportsmanship