UGA’s Katarina Jokic honored by Intercollegiate Tennis Association

University of Georgia All-American Katarina Jokic, who capped a stellar sophomore season by being named the 2019 Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Female Player of the Year, was honored recently in New York as part of the ITA Leadership Weekend.

Jokic was recognized along Mississippi State standout and ITA National Male Player of the Year Nuno Borges, 10 ITA Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winners and Duquesne University’s Andrew “Drew” Akins, the recipient of the 2019 ITA Ann Lebedeff Leadership Award endowed by Billie Jean King.

Jokic, who hails from Novi Grad, Bosnia, concluded the 2018-2019 season as the top-ranked player in the season’s final ITA national rankings. She captured the Oracle ITA national fall championship and was the NCAA championships singles runner-up. She was named to the NCAA all-tournament team at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles.

Georgia is scheduled to open the fall tournament season Sept. 13-15 at the Puerto Rico Fall Classic in San Juan.