UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications

Bizot, Wright Receive ITA Regional Awards

May 17, 2012

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

May 16, 2012

UT Tyler head tennis coach Chris Bizot was named the Wilson/ITA West Region Women's Tennis Coach of the Year and senior men's player Kevin Wright was selected as the region's Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship honoree, the ITA announced this week.

Bizot, in his eighth season with the Patriots, led the UT Tyler women to their fifth-consecutive American Southwest Conference championship and appearance in the NCAA Championships. The women finished the season with a 18-5 record.

Wright, a senior from College Station, Texas, wrapped up his accomplished career as a Patriot by helping lead the UT Tyler men to the ASC title, also the fifth in-a-row. More...