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CMS tennis star wins Arthur Ashe award

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Julian Gordy has been named one of 10 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winners for 2019.

Gordy is the men’s NCAA Division III recipient and was honored as part of the opening weekend of the 2019 US Open Championship, August 23 to 25 in Forrest Hills New York.

The ITA Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award recognizes outstanding individuals in all divisions at the regional and national level. The award is presented annually to NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and JUCO men’s and women’s players who have exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements.

Gordy had a combined 157 college career wins, posting records of 60-22 in singles and 97-44 in doubles. He was a three-time All-American in doubles and finished among the top 5 in all-time doubles wins for the Stags. He helped Claremont-Mudd-Scripps reach the NCAA finals twice and was a two-time winner in doubles at Ojai Valley Tournament.

Off of the court, Gordy earned the Hank Krieger Award for CMS Athletics, given to the senior who most excelled in athletics, academics, and leadership. Four-time SCIAC Scholar Athlete and ITA Academic All American. Majored in Economics & Accounting and graduated Cum Laude with a 3.80 GPA.