Lincoln - Nebraska men's tennis player Christopher Aumueller was recently named the winner of a pair of regional awards from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).
Aumueller earnd the ITA Central Region Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award and the ITA Central Region Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award. As a senior, Aumueller captured first-team All-Big Ten honors and finished with a 18-14 singles and a 27-9 doubles record. He finished the season ranked No. 75 in the ITA rankings. He also received the Big Ten Men's Tennis Sportsmanship Award and academic All Big-Ten honors in 2012. Aumueller notched 76 career wins and finished No. 4 in the NU record book.
The Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award recognizes outstanding individuals who have exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements.
The Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award is the ITA's longest running award and goes to an NCAA Division I men's player who displays sportsmanship, character, excellent academics and has had outstanding tennis playing accomplishments. The award was established in 1969 in memory of Osuna, who was killed in a plane accident at the age of 30. Osuna is one of the all-time great collegiate tennis players, winning three NCAA doubles titles (1961-63) and the 1962 NCAA singles title as part of USC teams many consider to be the greatest of all-time.
As the Central Region winner, Aumueller is eligible for both of the ITA national awards.