Celebrating 30 Years of the ITA Achievement Award

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association is now accepting nominations for the 2024 ITA David A Benjamin Achievement Award through Friday, April 12th, and would appreciate your help in taking the time to nominate anyone that you think would merit consideration.

Entering the Award’s 30th year of being presented, the ITA David A Benjamin Achievement Award pays tribute to past participants in the world of varsity tennis who have achieved excellence in their chosen career paths. The spirit of the award honors both professional success and contributions to society made either as a direct result of a career or through humanitarian efforts. In 2015, Margie and Stan Smith endowed the ITA Achievement Award in honor of Dr. Benjamin, the long-serving Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of the ITA.

Our 2023 ITA Achievement Award winner, Cindy Brinker Simmons, joined a long list of distinguished ITA David A Benjamin Achievement Award laureates, all of whom played college tennis and have gone on to change the world in very positive ways.

For more information on the criteria and how to submit a nomination, please see below.


Applicant must have graduated from a four-year American college and lettered a minimum of one year on the school’s collegiate tennis team.

Award Selection:

The ITA will select a minimum of three finalists from all the applications received to be reviewed by the Selection Panel. One recipient (either a man or woman) will be selected as the 2024 ITA David A Benjamin Achievement Award winner.


To nominate a collegiate tennis player who graduated from your institution, please complete the information requested in the nomination form no later than April 12, 2024.

To view a list of previous winners, please visit the ITA David A Benjamin Achievement Award Page.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email Rachel Dagen, [email protected], ITA Director of Special Projects & Executive Administrator. 

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