(SKILLMAN, N.J.) – A week after garnering regional recognition, Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis assistant coach Sarah Short was honored with the highest honor an assistant coach on the collegiate level can receive. She was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Assistant Coach of the Year.
Short helped guide the women's program to a ranking of eighth nationally in her second year coaching. The Tartans ended the season with a 19-5 dual match mark and earned their tenth consecutive trip to the NCAA postseason while advancing to the national quarterfinals for a fourth time. The team finished runner-up at the University Athletic Association Championship for the second straight year behind the 2014 Division III National Champion Emory University Eagles.
As the governing body of collegiate tennis, the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of the collegiate tennis community. The ITA, which is comprised of nearly 1,700 men's and women's varsity coaches representing more than 1,200 institutions, administers numerous regional and national championships and the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings for over 20,000 college varsity student-athletes at the NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior College levels. The ITA also has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership and sportsmanship.