The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (“ITA”) is proud to recognize and observe the 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month. The ITA will focus on a celebration of Hispanic heritage and plans to highlight many of the different cultures and stories from numerous student-athletes and coaches over the next 31-days.
The celebration will give us an opportunity to honor and recognize some of the Hispanic coaches and student-athletes who help make college tennis the great sport that it is.
Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15 each year, by celebrating the contributions and importance of Hispanics and Latinos to the United States and those American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
While the holiday normally recognizes the contributions of Hispanic-Americans, the ITA is celebrating the contributions of all Hispanics who have made contributions to our sport and beyond as student-athletes and/or coaches.
Beginning in 1968, the Hispanic Heritage observance began as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon B. Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan to cover a 31-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, with the approval of Public Law 100-402.
The ITA is excited to shine a light on these very deserving student-athletes and coaches over the next 31-days. Feature stories and student-athlete profiles can be found on the ITA social media accounts throughout the duration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
For additional Hispanic Heritage Month resources check out the feature stories and podcasts below.