Gauteng East player Damian Hume who is currently on scholarship at Boise State was honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association last month as he was named recipient of the ITA Mountain Region Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award for his contributions on and off the court in 2010-11.
The ITA Arthur Ashe Award recognizes men’s and women’s players from all levels of collegiate tennis who have exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements. Recipients of the award, which dates back to 1982, will be honored during a special ceremony at the Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day inside Ashe Stadium in Flushing, N.Y., Aug. 27 (Saturday).
Hume is coming off a solid junior season for the Broncos in which he was the primary starter at No. 1 singles and doubles. Hume played his way to first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors in both singles and doubles. He also was named WAC All-Tournament in singles and doubles. Hume finished the spring with a 15-13 overall singles record and a 15-12 mark in doubles competition.