Men's tennis coach Paul Settles has won the Unites States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Community Service Award and Campus Recreation Award for the Southern California section. Settles was the only sectional winner of both awards this year.
The USTA/ITA Community Service Award honors ITA coaches for significant contributions in developing community-based tennis programs through community centers, schools, parks, community tennis associations, inner city, suburban or rural programs. The USTA/ITA Campus Recreation Award honors ITA coaches who have done an outstanding job implementing recreational tennis programs on campus in an effort to grow tennis participation. This awards program, which began in 2003, was open to over 2,000 ITA head and assistant coaches at the NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College levels.