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Steve Wilkinson to Receive Tennis Educational Merit Award

Former Gustavus Adolphus coaching legend Steve Wilkinson has been chosen to receive the 2010 Tennis Educational Merit Award by the International Tennis Hall Of Fame & Museum. Wilkinson, a member of the USTA Northern Hall Of Fame, will receive the award at the organization’s award luncheon on Saturday, March 20, in Dallas.

The Awards is presented annually to those who have made notable contributions in the tennis education field at the national level and have demonstrated leadership and creative skills in such areas as instruction, writing, organization and promotion of the game of tennis.

Wilkinson retired last year as the all-time winningest coach in men’s tennis collegiate history with over 920 victories. Wilkinson’s squads have won two NCAA Division III titles (1980 and 1982), as well as 35 MIAC titles. In addition, his players have claimed six national doubles titles, and four national singles titles. He has coached 46 players to 87 All-America honors (including current ATP tour player Eric Butorac).