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Junior Awards

The USTA Texas Awards honor junior players throughout the state for their tennis prowess, as well as their sportsmanship on and off the court.

 NEW PROCESS FOR 2024: 
Mabry and Jeffett Tournament Sportsmanship Awards

Applications for the Clarence Mabry and Nancy Jeffett Sportsmanship Awards are NOW OPEN! These awards recognize one boy and one girl who demonstrate good sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the court. All players registered for the Texas Slam or qualifying tournament are eligible.

 

This year, players are encouraged to submit a short essay, video or presentation for consideration. Applications close Wednesday, June 5. To learn more and apply, visit this link: 2024 Texas Slam Sportsmanship Awards Application

John McFarlin Award

Established by John R. McFarlin of San Antonio in 1965, this award is presented to an outstanding junior boy in Texas for exceptional performance, a willingness to work with up-and-coming players, cooperation and proper respect, and a sportsmanlike and competitive spirit.

2023 - Allan Xu (Katy)

2022 - Elliott Awomoyi (Cypress)

2021 - Lucas Brown (Plano)

Mary Lowdon Award

Created by the Maureen Connolly Brinker Foundation in 1972, this award honors an outstanding junior girl in Texas for exceptional performance, a willingness to work with up-and-coming players, cooperation and proper respect, and a sportsmanlike and competitive spirit.

2023 - Laila Nguyen (Houston)

2022 - Stela Sifuentes (Eagle Pass)

2021 - Victoria Zhao (Houston)

 

Maureen Connolly Brinker Sportsmanship Award

Established in 1975 and presented annually, this award honors an 18s Girl for outstanding sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the court. Final selection is made by players competing in The Texas Slam.

 

2023 - Kenna Erickson (Austin)

2022 - Cody Huang (Plano)

2021 - Katie Garofolo-Ro (Houston)

 

Art Foust Sportsmanship Award

Established in 1988 and presented annually, this award honors an 18s Boy for outstanding sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the court. Final selection is made by players competing in The Texas Slam.


2023 - Dillon Beckles (Round Rock)

2022 - Lathan Skrobarcek (Helotes)

2021 - Lucas Brown (Plano)

Zina Garrison Sportsmanship Award

Established in 2006 and presented annually, this award honors a 16s Girl for outstanding sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the court. Final selection is made by players competing in The Texas Slam.

 

2023 - Emma Foster (San Antonio)

2022 - Chloe Brissett (Houston)

2021 - Victoria Zhao (Houston)

 

Bob McKinley Sportsmanship Award

Established in 2005 and presented annually, this award honors a 16s Boy for outstanding sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the court. Final selection is made by players competing in The Texas Slam.

2023 - Allan Xu (Katy)

2022 - Dillon Beckles (Georgetown)

2021 - Ted Gershon (Austin)

 

Barbara Smith Sportsmanship Award

Established in 2019 and presented annually, this award honors a 14s Girl for outstanding sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the court. Final selection is made by players competing in The Texas Slam.

2023 - Zoe Young (Spring)

2022 - McKenna Boyett (Austin)

2021 - Nadia Valdez (San Antonio)

 

Paul Christian Sportsmanship Award

Established in 2019 and presented annually, this award honors a 14s Boy for outstanding sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the court. Final selection is made by players competing in The Texas Slam.

2023 - Gavin Golod (Austin)

2022 - Allan Xu (Katy)

2021 - Qasym Dar (Houston)

 

Emily Schaefer Sportsmanship Award

Established in 2019 and presented annually, this award honors a 12s Girl for outstanding sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the court. Final selection is made by players competing in The Texas Slam.

2023 - Stella Chambers (Austin)

2022 - Evania John (Missouri City)

2021 - Ashlyn Burrows (Richardson)

 

Ken McAllister Sportsmanship Award

Established in 2019 and presented annually, this award honors a 12s Boy for outstanding sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the court. Final selection is made by players competing in The Texas Slam.

2023 - Rewk Nagel (San Angelo)

2022 - Bryan Li (Dallas)

2021 - Mason Vaughan (Austin)

 

Clarence Mabry Sportsmanship Award

Established in 1990 and presented annually, this award honors a 12s-18s Boy for outstanding sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the court. This is presented at the conclusion of the Slam.

2024 - Sebastian Godoy

2023 - Kash Kelso (Paint Rock)

2022 - Kyle Totorica (San Antonio)

Nancy Jeffett Sportsmanship Awards

Established in 1990 and presented annually, this award honors a 12s-18s Girl for outstanding sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the court. This is presented at the conclusion of the Slam.

 

2024 - Macie Xu
2023 - Emily Fraser (Cypress)

2022 - Nadia Valdez (San Antonio)

 

Chuck McKinley Award

Inaugurated in 2001, this award honors a USTA Texas junior tennis player who achieved the most outstanding results at the National and/or International level during the previous calendar year.

 

2023 - Lucas Brown (Katy)

2022 - Kinaa Graham (Austin)

2021 - Ashlyn Krueger (Lewisville)

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