FMU's Murugaboopathy earns Arthur Ashe Jr. Award
FLORENCE, S.C. - Francis Marion University senior women’s tennis player Kamini Murugaboopathy was recently awarded the Mid-Atlantic Region’s Intercollegiate Tennis Association/Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship.
The ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship Award is annually awarded to a player who has exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements.
A native of Chennai, India, she named FMU’s team most valuable player for three of her four seasons. This past year, she was 18-4 in singles play, mainly at the No.2 position, and lost only 10 of 47 sets. She also posted a 15-9 mark in doubles competition.
She helped lead the 16th-ranked Patriot women to a 16-8 record, the second-most wins in school history, and to the NCAA Division II Mid-Atlantic Regional title match for the second straight year.
She recently earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing, and plans to remain at Francis Marion to begin work on an M.B.A. degree. She is a past member of the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll and the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll, and was inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma, the national college athlete honor society.
She was an All-Conference selection on the court in 2005.