EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Mia Frogner, an SIUE senior women's tennis player, has been recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as the Central Region's 2017 ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winner.
The ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship Award is selected by taking into account a player's tennis accomplishments, scholastic achievements, extracurricular endeavors, sportmanship, leadership and character. The award is named after Ashe, the late Hall of Fame tennis player and humanitarian.
"I am very excited for Mia winning this award as it represents the pinnacle of success at the collegiate level," said SIUE Head Coach Nick Mueller. "Mia is an outstanding individual who certainly is deserving of this honor."
As the Central Region honoree, Frogner will be placed on a ballot to earn the national award, which will be announced at the NCAA Division I Championships next weekend in Athens, Georgia.
The Cougar senior helped SIUE to a 21-1 record this past season, including a perfect team mark during the regular season and Ohio Valley Conference Championships. A first team All-OVC selection, she finished the year with a 20-7 record in singles and 21-3 record in doubles with teammate Tiffany Hollebeck.
She helped the Cougars to a second straight NCAA Tournament appearance and second OVC Tournament crown.
Frogner was the top student at SIUE in the School of Business, appearing as a speaker at the 2017 spring commencement ceremony. She was named to the Dean's List in each of her eight semesters at SIUE and also appeared on the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll. She also worked as a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the Leadership Development Program at SIUE.