May 14, 1998
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Junior Trey Eubanks, Michigan State's captain and No. 1 singles player in 1998, has been selected by the Regional Awards Committee as the recipient of the Regional "Tennis Magazine/ITA Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship & Leadership Award" it was announced Tuesday. Eubanks is now included in a select group of seven other regional winners to be considered for the National Award. If selected, he will be honored at an awards ceremony during the Rolex All-Star luncheon in New York in September.
"Trey exemplifies what a sportsman is in collegiate tennis," said Michigan State head coach Gene Orlando. "He's fair, honest and a tough competitor; just the right mix."
Eubanks, who was named the Big Ten Tennis Sportsman of the Year earlier this month and was named to the All-Big Ten team for the second-straight season, led MSU in 1997-98 with a 24-13 overall record while competing entirely at the No. 1 singles position. He ended the season at 11-7 overall at No. 2 doubles. Eubanks began the season by winning the Ball State Fall Invitational for No. 1 players on Nov. 3-5, 1997 and also advanced to the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Indoor Singles Championship in January. Eubanks helped MSU to a 15-13 overall record, the most victories in a season for a Spartan team since 1967.