St. Peter, Minnesota — Gustavus tennis standout Eric Butorac has been named to the 2003 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Star Team, presented by The Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. The team will be honored on August 22 at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y.
The 20th edition of the ITA Collegiate All-Star Team includes the nation’s top ranked men’s and women’s tennis players at the NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA and NJCAA levels, as well as champions from the 2002 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships and 2003 NCAA Championships.
The ITA Collegiate All-Star Team will be treated by the ITA and The Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy to a weekend in New York, highlighted by the August 22 activities at the West Side Tennis Club, site of the U.S. Open until 1977. Following a breakfast at West Side, the ITA All-Stars will participate in doubles play with guests from 9-11 a.m. Starting at noon the ITA All-Stars will then be honored at a special luncheon and presented their awards.
Joining Butorac on the men’s team are: Benedict Dorsch of Baylor, Richard Barker of Rice, Amer Delic of Illinois, Sam Fletcher of Azusa Pacific, Jan Krejci of BYU-Hawaii, Scott Lipsky of Stanford, Lucas Malero of Georgia Perimeter, David Martin of Stanford, Rajeev Ram of Illinois, Bobby Reynolds of Vanderbilt and Brian Wilson of Illinois.
Butorac wrapped up an amazing career at Gustavus by winning the 2003 NCAA Singles and Doubles titles as well as winning the ITA Small College Doubles Championship. He was also named the Division III Arthur Ashe Award winner that is presented annually to an outstanding individual who has distinguished himself by his sportsmanship, his humanitarian concerns, his scholarship and his tennis playing accomplishments. Butorac, a three-time All-American, finished his career with a record of 81-18 in singles and 69-8 in doubles. He is the first Gustavus player to be named to the ITA All-Star Team.