Scott, Ho Garner ITA Regional Tennis Awards

May 16, 2012

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association has announced its Regional Awards, and UNM assistant coach Bart Scott and senior Carl Ho were two of seven Mountain West student-athletes and coaches that were honored.

Scott was named Mountain Region Asst. Coach of the Year while Ho was presented with a pair of honors. He was named the Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award winner as well as the Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award winner.

Scott was chosen as the ITA Mountain Region Assistant Coach of the Year after helping guide the 67th-ranked Lobos to a 19-8 overall record (3-2, Mountain West) during the 2011-12 campaign.

"Bart has been one of, if not, the best assistant coach in our region from the first day he joined the staff at UNM," said head men's tennis coach Alan Dils. "He has given up opportunities to go to other to schools to stay at UNM so it is very nice for him to get this award. Bart doesn't get enough credit for the successes of the men's tennis team in the classroom and on the court."

Ho was presented the ITA Mountain Region Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award. The Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award is the ITA's longest-running award and is given to a men's player in each region who displays sportsmanship, character, excellence in academics and has had outstanding tennis playing accomplishments.

Ho was also presented with the Mountain Region ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award, while San Diego State's Javier Pulgar received Southwest Region ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship accolades. The award is given to a men's player in each region who has exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements.

Said Dils of his departing senior, "Carl showed up every day physically and mentally to practice and play matches. He always gave everything he had and the coaches and players in our region recognize and respect that. When Carl played matches it was always just about playing his best that day and not getting into any arguments or drama with his opponents."

The Lobos finished the 2012 season with a record of 19-8, losing in the championship match of the Mountain West Tournament, just missing out on an NCAA berth.