NCTTA Best Of The Best Announced
Submitted by nctta.president on Mon, 05/21/2018 - 1:54pm
Every year after the Championships NCTTA celebrates "the best of the best" of the year. NCTTA will award VISA gift cards to each winnes of each category!
(NYU winner of most improved, coach of the year and male athlete of the year pictured above)
This year's winners are:
- Male Athlete of the Year: Tom Feng (NYU)
- Female Athlete of the Year: Yue Wu (Texas Wesleyan)
- Rookie of the Year: Kai Zhang (Binghamton)
- Coach of the Year: Yanjun Gao (NYU)
- Rookie Team: Bryn Mawr College
- Most Improved Team: New York University
- Division Director of the Year: Doru Gheorge (Texas Division)
- Regional Director of the Year: Ryan Hsu (West Region)
This is what one nominator wrote about Coach Gao from NYU, "This is the second year of Gao being the coach for NYU, and the first time he led the team in the Nationals. Coaching for two very competitive teams and a numbers of players was very difficult and exhausting, but Gao would always be standing there behind and providing vital support for his players."
Ryan Hsu, Regional Director for the West had many positive comments too including "Very accommodating to all teams and very efficient. Runs the tournament very quickly with little delays and ensures that all teams get enough matches. Ryan is also very kind and friendly all the time. Extremely responsive and responds to inquiries extremely quickly."
Congrats to all that were nominated and to our winners!