May 14, 1998
Honors and Awards
1944 National Intercollegiates, tied with Texas and Miami (Fla.)
1959 NCAA, tied with Tulane
Eastern Collegiate Championships
1966 1967 1968 1974 1976 1980 1981 1982 1984 1985 1986
BIG EAST Conference Champion
Midwestern Collegiate Conference Champion
1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
ITA Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame
Tom Fallon (Coach - enshrined in 1988)
First Team All-Americans Dan Magill Award Award given to the top senior collegiate tennis player in the country. 1992 David DiLucia 1994 Andy Zurcher Tennis Magazine/Arthur Ashe Collegiate Award for Sportsmanship and Leadership 1993 -- Chuck Coleman (National Winner) 1995 -- Mike Sprouse (National Winner) 1996 -- Mike Sprouse (Regional Winner) Region IV Player of the Year 1991 David DiLucia 1992 David DiLucia 1993 Will Forsyth 1994 Andy Zurcher Region IV Rookie of the Year 1989 David DiLucia 1990 Chuck Coleman 1994 Ryan Simme 1997 Ryan Sachire Region IV Assistant Coach of the Year 1997 Andy Zurcher GTE/College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America 1994 Andy Zurcher (Third Team) Coach of the Year 1986 Tom Fallon, Midwestern Collegiate Conference 1989 Bob Bayliss, Midwestern Collegiate Conference 1990 Bob Bayliss, Midwestern Collegiate Conference 1991 Bob Bayliss, Midwestern Collegiate Conference 1991 Bob Bayliss, Wilson ITA -- Region IV 1992 Bob Bayliss, Wilson ITA -- National 1992 Bob Bayliss, Wilson ITA -- Region IV 1992 Bob Bayliss, Midwestern Collegiate Conference 1995 Bob Bayliss, Wilson ITA -- Region IV Rolex Meritorious Service Award (Given by ITA) 1995 Bob BaylissByron V. Kanaley Award
Perhaps the most presitigous honor awarded to Notre Dame student-athletes is the Byron V. Kanaley Award. Presented each year since 1927 at commencement exercises, the Kanaley Awards go to the senior monogram athletes who have been most exemplary as students and leaders. The awards, selected by the Faculty Board on Athletics, are named in honor of a 1904 Notre Dame graduate who was a member of the Irish baseball team as an undergraduate. Kanaley went on to a successuful banking career in Chicago and served the University in the Alumni Association and as a lay trustee from 1915 until his death in 1960.
Winners of the Kanaley Award from the sport of men's tennis are: 1961 Don Ralph 1966 Pedro Rossello 1977 Randy Stehlik 1991 Ryan Wegner 1992 David DiLucia 1993 Andy Zurcher Team Awards Team MVP 1988 Brian Kalbas 1993 Will Forsyth 1989 David DiLucia 1994 Andy Zurcher 1990 David DiLucia 1995 Mike Sprouse 1991 David DiLucia 1996 Mike Sprouse 1992 David DiLucia 1997 Ryan Sachire Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne "Student-Athlete" Award 1988 Ryan Wenger 1993 Andy Zurcher 1989 Brian Kalbas 1994 Horst Dziura 1990 Andy Zurcher 1995 Horst Dziura 1991 Ryan Wenger 1996 Mike Sprouse 1992 Will Forsyth 1997 Marco MagnanoRaul Temmy Katthain Award
Named for Raul Katthain, a varsity tennis player from 1963-65, and given to the player who displays the most loyalty to the team.
1991 Ryan Wenger 1995 Marco Magnano 1992 Will Forsyth, Tad Eckert 1996 Marco Magnano 1993 Andy Zurcher 1997 Marco Magnano 1994 Eoin BeirneOlen Parks Award
Named for Olen Parks, the first person to recieve a tennis scholarship at Notre Dame and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and given to the player who has the best personality on the team.
1991 Andy Zurcher 1995 Danny Rothschild 1992 Tommy North 1996 Brian Harris 1993 Allan Lopez 1997 Eric Enloe 1994 Tommy NorthCarlton M. Harris Award
Named for Carlton Harris, captain of the 1980 Notre Dame men's tennis team, and given to the player with the best backhand on the team.
1991 Mark Schmidt 1995 Brian Harris 1992 Chuck Coleman 1996 Brian Harris 1993 Mark Schmidt Mike Sprouse 1994 Ryan Simme 1997 Ryan SachireRaymond T. Bender Award
Named for Raymond T. Bender, a member of the 1959 National Championship team, and given to the player on the team with the most enthusiasm.
1991 Allan Lopez 1995 Horst Dziura 1992 Chris Wojtalik 1996 Marco Magnano 1993 Tad Eckert 1997 Ryan Sachire 1994 Allan Lopez Danny RothschildMidwestern Collegiate Conference
Notre Dame competed in the Midwestern Collegiate Conference in the sport of men's tennis from 1989 to 1995. Notre Dame dominated the men's tennis competition as it won seven straight titles and helped the Irish claim seven consecutive McCafferty All-Sports trophies.
Notre Dame's MCC Conference Champions
(S -- singles flight, D -- doubles flight)
1984 Paul Najarian (5S)
1985 Mike Gibbons (2S), Paul Daggs (6S)
1986 Tony Cahill (3D), Joe Nelligan (3D), Paul Daggs (6S), Dave Reiter (5S), Brian Kalbas (2S)
1989 David DiLucia (1S,1D), Walter Dolhare (2S,2D), Brian Kalbas (3S,2D), Ryan Wenger (4S,3D), David Reiter (5S,3D), Paul Odland (6S), Mike Wallace (1D)
1990 David DiLucia (1S,1D), Walter Dolhare (2S), Chuck Coleman (3S), Mark Schmidt (4S), Andy Zurcher (5S), Ron Rosas (6S), Mike Wallace (1D), Ryan Wenger (2D), Paul Anthony (2D), Paul Odland (3D), Chris Wojtalik (3D)
1991 Chuck Coleman (1S,1D), Will Forsyth (2S,1D), Mark Schmidt (3S,2D), Ron Rosas (4S), Chris Wojtalik (5S,2D), Tommy North (6S)
1992 Chuck Coleman (2S), Tommy North (4S, 1D), Tad Ecker (1D), Ron Rosas (5S), Will Forsyth (3S), Horst Dziura (3D), Allan Lopez (3D), Todd Wilson (2D), Chris Wojtalik (6S, 2D), Andy Zurcher (1S)
1993 Mike Sprouse (2S), Allan Lopez (3S, 1D), Eoin Beirne (4S), Tom North (5S), Tad Eckert (6S, 3D), Jason Pun (1D), Todd Wilson (2D), John Jay O'Brien (2D), Horst Dziura (3D)
1994 Mike Sprouse (1S), John Jay O'Brien (2S), Jason Pun (3S), Tom North (4S), Ron Mencias (5S), Andy Chmura (6S)
1995 Mike Sprouse (1S, 1D), Jakub Pietrowski (3S, 1D), Steve Flanigan (4S), Ron Mencias (5S), Andy Chmura (6S)Coach of the Year
1986, Tom Fallon; 1989, Bob Bayliss; 1990, Bob Bayliss; 1991, Bob Bayliss; 1992, Bob Bayliss