MARSHALL, Texas – Kate Bramlett, who graduated in three years, is still receiving awards for the East Texas Baptist University women’s tennis team. She has been awarded the ITA West Region Most Improved Senior Award. She is the only Texas player to receive a West Region award as the other top awards went to Claremont-Mudd-Scripts University and Pomona-Pitzer University.
“This is a great honor for Kate as she has proven she is one of the best in the West and in the nation this year,” said head coach Jeff Bramlett. “She is a special player and one that has helped build this program up to respectability. She will be missed greatly.”
This award is just one of the many she has received this spring as she was just recently voted a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection which was the first for the program. In the ASC, she was All-ASC, ASC East Player of the Year, Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year, and All-ASC East first-team in number one doubles and singles.
She helped guide ETBU to their first-ever ASC Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance. ETBU won their first-round match over Whittier, 5-3, before falling to eventual regional champion CMS. ETBU’s 19 wins are also a program record.