FULTON, Miss. (LetsGoICC.com/WTVA) - Itawamba Community College’s Russell Applewhite was one of four JUCO male tennis players to earn the International Tennis Association (ITA) Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award.
Applewhite is the first ever ICC student-athlete to receive the award, which recognizes individuals who have shown outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements.
The Amory native advanced to the quarterfinals of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 23 tournaments in his final season with the Indians.
Other student-athletes joining Applewhite as this year’s award recipients include: Ryan Fabre of Saddleback College (Calif.); Akinori Wada of Collin College (Texas); and Alexander Boozer of Gadsden State (Ala.) College.