FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas men’s tennis player, Blake Strode, who is currently ranked No. 18 in the country in singles, is featured in this week’s Intercollegiate Tennis Association Spotlight, a weekly question and answer feature with tennis players and coaches across the nation. Strode’s feature can be found on the ITAtennis.com website.
Strode was recently named a finalist for the NCAA Walter Byers Scholarship which recognizes the contributions of former NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. Recipients of the award must have a 3.5 grade-point average (4.0 scale), demonstrate evidence of superior character and leadership and show that participation in athletics has been a positive influence on their personal and intellectual development. Two finalists, a male and a female, will be selected in April as recipients of this year’s scholarships.
On the court, Strode boasts 93 career victories, tying him with former Hog Jose Lambert for the sixth-most singles victories in Razorback history. This year, Strode achieved the highest ranking of his career at No. 13 and his 22 overall wins lead the team.
The Razorbacks (10-12, 2-8) are on the road this weekend at LSU for their final regular season match of the season. Match time is set for noon at the W.T. "Dub" Robinson Tennis Stadium.
For complete coverage of Arkansas men’s tennis, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.