WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. – Williams College senior captain Leah Bush has been named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) NCAA DIII Women's Most Improved Senior Player of the Year.
Bush was honored at the banquet at the NCAA DIII Championships being held in Kalamazoo, Mich.
A four-year letter winner for the Ephs Bush moved to the top of the Eph lineup this year and played number one singles and number one doubles for the Ephs.
Bush has made significant contributions throughout her career since arriving at Williams College as a freshman walk-on. Bush earned All-American honors as a sophomore and is a two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete. She is currently ranked No. 4 in her region while playing at No. 1 singles. Bush has a 9-6 singles record and reached the doubles semifinals of the 2018 Fall ITA Regional.
Asked what it took for her to win the award, Bush, commented, "The best teammates, hard-work, treating every point like a championship point, and a lot of shadow swings."
Eph head coach Anik Cepeda stated, "Leah is an outstanding example of what makes Williams tennis so special. The constant drive to improve and grow, coupled with hard-work has propelled her to new levels in her four year journey as an Eph. Looking forward to watching her put all the pieces together during this tournament."
Today Bush will be competing in the NCAA 32-Player DIII Singles Tournament in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she will face Rebecca Berger from Claremont Mudd Scripps in the first round.
Bush was named an Inrtercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American in singles play.